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Duration: Less than an hour
Language: English
Certification endorsed by: IATP and CPD
Charity link: Mesothelioma UK
Price: £15 (discounts apply, see opposite)

Course Detail:

There are around 5,000 asbestos related deaths every year. Our Asbestos Awareness Refresher training course reminds you of the dangers of asbestos containing materials.

The Health and Safety Executive advise:

“There is no legal requirement to repeat an entire formal awareness refresher training course every 12 months. However, some form of refresher should be given, as necessary, to help ensure knowledge of asbestos awareness is maintained…refresher awareness could be given as e-learning or as part of other health and safety updates, rather than through a formal training course…a realistic, common-sense approach to refreshing knowledge and skills, based on judgement of individual abilities and training needs is all that is usually required.”

If you completed an Asbestos Awareness course more than 12 months ago then we strongly recommend that you undertake a refresher course. If this training is greater than 18 months old then we recommend our full awareness course.

Both courses comply to Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and L143 Code of Practice ‘Managing and Working with Asbestos'.

Who is the programme for?

Anyone who may come into contact with Asbestos, or those who manage others who may do so.

Such as:  Electricians, Painter & Decorators, Carpenters, Construction Workers, Plumbers, Plasterers, Gas Fitters, Joiners, Roofers, Demolition Workers, Shop Fitters, General Maintenance Workers, Telecommunication Engineers, HVAC Engineers, Surveyors, Alarm installers, IT installers, Architects, Caretakers.

In fact, anybody working in the construction /maintenance industries and who is likely to work on any building built before 1999 has a duty under law to do an Asbestos Awareness course.

About the course

The course has one section which covers:

  • The dangers of asbestos
  • Types of asbestos
  • Where you’re likely to find it
  • The health effects of exposure
  • Legislation, risks and responsibility
  • Inadvertent exposure and what to do if you are exposed.

Accreditation

This course is endorsed and accredited by IATP and The CPD Certification Service . Once you’ve completed it you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalised and endorsed certificate to keep with your records.

Chosen charity

We donate a proportion of your Asbestos Awareness Refresher course fee to a relevant partner charity because we think it’s right that we all support those who have been adversely affected in the course of their work. Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.