Supporting Businesses Through COVID-19
We want to reassure customers that all of our training courses are still available online and we are here to support our learners.
We've developed a range of courses and free resources to help our customers stay safe, effective and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lead Awareness Training

Lead Awareness Training
£25 +VAT

This Lead Awareness Training course provides learners with an understanding of how to work safely with lead. The course explains where you may encounter lead when working and the correct working procedures you should adopt to protect your health.

The course also outlines the responsibilities that employers have if their workplace and work activities involve employee exposure to lead.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this online course?

This Lead Awareness Training course is suitable for anybody who encounters lead at work. This includes, but is not limited to, construction workers, carpenters, builders, painters and decorators, and plumbers.

The course can also be taken by those who are employers in these sectors. It outlines their duties and how to install controls to protect their employees.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to Lead Awareness A definition of lead, where lead is found, how lead affects your health, why lead is dangerous, those at greater risk from lead, routes of lead exposure, and rates of lead exposure.
2 Lead and the Law The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002, protecting your health, employer responsibilities, training and supervision, self-employed workers, and the assess, control, review method.
3 Lead Controls Preventing exposure, additional controls, welfare facilities, personal protective equipment, fit testing, and fake PPE.
4 Lead and Your Health How your health is checked at work, recommended blood lead levels, reducing blood lead levels, and data protection for medical information.

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Aims of the Training Course

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be aware of where you might encounter lead while working.
  • Understand the health impacts of lead exposure and methods to minimise exposure.
  • Know how to work safely to minimise hazards to yourself and others.
  • Understand your employer's legal responsibilities in terms of lead.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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