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Asbestos Awareness

Online video assisted course. Approved by the RoSPA and IATP


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Summary

Price
£30 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
2 hours
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness (QCF)
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials.


As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.

Qualification

Level 2 Award in Asbestos Awareness (QCF)

Course media

Description

The course contains 4 modules. Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 100% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The 4 modules are:

Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Different Types of Asbestos

Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos

An Outline of Asbestos Legislation

Who is this course for?

The Asbestos Awareness course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades.

Requirements

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Career path

Construction, Plumbing, electrical work

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