Asbestos remains a killer. Statistics vary as to how many deaths it continues to cause, but it is a known cause of thousands of cases of mesothelioma cancer and its use is banned in over 50 countries. However, it continues to present a threat because it remains in use within hundreds of thousands of buildings across the UK, from houses and flats to factories and shops, to hospitals and schools. All types of property related trades such as plumbers and electricians regularly come into contact with asbestos in building built before 1980, and they need to know how to protect themselves.
They need to know what questions to ask themselves and how to deal with the situations they find themselves in. That’s why the provision of Asbestos online training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your company.
But many types of employees operate in buildings that still contain this silent, but effective killer. In addition, any members of the public who may be subjected to the effects of asbestos through its use in your premises need to be protected.
Here are some important questions for any employer. Are you certain that your employees will never encounter asbestos or asbestos-containing materials during their work? Are they all aware of where asbestos may be found? Do they know what to do if they find asbestos? Is your building completely free from asbestos? If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above then your organisation may be in breach of the Control of Asbestos Regulations and could be prosecuted or fined or be exposed to significant legal claims.
We reiterate that the provision of Asbestos online training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your company. The Asbestos Awareness course aims to help organisations meet their legal obligation to train employees whose work could lead to exposure to asbestos-containing materials (ACM's). The regulations require that employers must ensure employees have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training so that they are aware of the potential dangers they may face and the procedures they must follow regarding ACMs.
Who is it for?
The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake or plan work that may be carried out in buildings and premises or manage buildings and premises. Developed by qualified and experienced health, safety and environment professionals who have many years experience in the delivery of training solutions. The result is a high-quality training solution that gives the trainee the necessary tools to meet their health, safety and environment obligations and the organisation a level of compliance through an engaging and effective learning medium.
How is it Delivered?
The Asbestos Awareness training can be delivered online or through a computer network to each trainee at their desktop or laptop or other device. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS. The Asbestos online training can be completed at the trainee’s own pace by ‘bookmarking’ and recording progress and return to the training at a later stage. In delivering the training in this way the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s legal responsibilities. Compliance Record Keeping Instantly Solved.
An invaluable feature of the eLearning modules is our learning management system called the eSP, our eSolutions Platform. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording all training and completion of courses and making these records available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit. Training certificates can be printed by the trainee once the course is completed and the end assessment successfully passed.
The Asbestos Awareness course from First Response helps managers employees and ‘duty holders’ meet the requirements of the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ and the need to train those who may be at risk from accidental exposures to asbestos.
The module covers the essential information to raise managers and employees awareness in line with the guidance from the Health and Safety Executive including:
2. Harm to the body from exposure to ACMs
3. Typical uses of asbestos in the past
4. Where ACMs can be found
5. Precautions and emergency procedures
6. Duty to manage ACMs
7. End assessment and certificate
First Response (First Aid) Ltd have some of the most amazing trainers out there and anybody who has had the pleasure of attending any one of the many courses would fully agree with this statement.
Well done team First Response (First Aid) Ltd and a big thank you goes out to our customers for providing us with so much positive feedback.
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