Asbestos Awareness (Category A) Training Course
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance that can cause serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs or damages it. For this reason, all workers who may come across asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must be trained so that they can work safely. This includes work with potential ACMs, accidental discovery of asbestos, and accidental damage to asbestos and ACMs.
This IATP accredited Asbestos Awareness (Category A) course provides a comprehensive introduction to the dangers of working with asbestos and helps employers to comply with the law by ensuring that their workers are appropriately trained in order to work safely.
Note: the information covered in this course is presented at an awareness level for anyone who needs to understand what asbestos is and what is generally required in law. It does not cover the legal requirements to carry out work with asbestos, because such work requires practical training additional to this awareness course.
- Complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD & IATP, approved by RoSPA
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
This course is beneficial to dutyholders (building owners, those responsible for premises through a contract or tenancy, or those with control of a building), employers who carry out demolition, maintenance or repair, employers who carry out work which is liable to expose employees to asbestos, and anyone who works in these types of trades.
This Category A asbestos course is especially suitable for anyone who works in professions such as:
Note, workers who plan to carry out work that will disturb asbestos require a higher level of training which is not supplied by this course. This training does not allow you to work with asbestos-containing materials. If this is the level of training you need, then it's necessary to attend a course with practical demonstrations of control measures and personal protective equipment.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) regulations, employers have a legal duty to provide adequate
control of employees’ exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.
Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that any employee liable to be exposed to asbestos must
be given adequate information, instruction and training to ensure they can safeguard themselves and other employees and
carry out their work effectively. This level of training is known as Category A Asbestos Awareness training.
Specific responsibilities under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 include:
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. The certificate displays our IATP accreditation.
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.
||Legal duties, who will benefit from the course, what is asbestos, the risks from asbestos, the main uses of asbestos in buildings, other uses of asbestos, activities that cause risk from asbestos, what asbestos was used for, why asbestos was used, who is at risk from exposure, types of asbestos, and risks to health from exposure to asbestos fibres.
||The Control of Asbestos Regulations
||Dutyholders under the CAR Regulations, how to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises, areas of the premises to be inspected, work in demolition, maintenance or other, how to identify the presence of asbestos, risk assessment, plans of work, information, instruction and training, and other requirements of the CAR Regulations.
||Health Risks and Personal Factors
||Health risks from asbestos, friability of ACMs, asbestos-related diseases, asbestos and smoking, Workplace Exposure Limits, respiratory protective equipment, and health and medical surveillance.
||Discovery of Asbestos or Accidental Disturbance of ACMs
||HSE guidance EM1, EM1 flowchart, unexpected discovery of asbestos, accidental release of asbestos, and emergency procedures.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. 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.