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Asbestos Awareness Training (Category A)

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Welcome to PHH’s online asbestos awareness and refresher training.

This course has been specially designed to help you, or your employer, meet the training requirements of Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos (CAR) 2012. 

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction, and training is given to their employees who are, or who are liable, to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees.

Asbestos awareness training is not training to work with any forms of asbestos. It is likely to form the first part of training for work with asbestos, but on its own, it does not meet the legal requirements laid down under CAR.

Who should take this course?

Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance, and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during their work.

Typically it is aimed at supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees such as but not limited to demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, fire and burglar alarm installers, computer installers, architects, building surveyors, shopfitters and other such professionals.

Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs. It is also a great course to take if you simply want an introduction to asbestos, its uses, potential health impacts, etc. 

What does the course cover?

This syllabus is concerned only with Asbestos Awareness Training as per paragraphs 232 and 233 of the associated Approved Code of Practice and shall be defined as Category ‘A’ Asbestos Awareness Training.

This syllabus will assist employers in meeting this requirement by explaining the properties of asbestos and its effects on the health of individuals, the types, uses, and likely occurrences of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant, the general procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency and how to avoid the risks from ACMs.

This course is designed to meet and exceed the requirements for asbestos awareness training as specified within Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR2012) it also fully addresses the asbestos awareness syllabus as specified by the UKATA’s Asbestos Awareness Syllabus in accordance with the HSE’s L143 guidelines. While the course is not officially accredited, we hope to pursue official accreditation with UKATA in the not too distant future.

After completion, delegates can download a personalized certificate of completion that is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

In this course you will: –

  • Be taught what asbestos is, where it comes from, how prevalent it is, where you find it in buildings, how to identify it, how to do minor amounts of repair and removal to facilitate their day to day operations.
  • We will discuss some of the common uses of asbestos that employees need to know about when operating their facilities.
  • We talk about the health effect of asbestos, and the regulations surrounding asbestos.
  • You will be given information on when and how it can be acceptable to do work in an area containing asbestos-containing material (ACM).
  • The training includes specific reference to typical maintenance jobs in areas where there is an ACM and shows how to ensure that work is completed safely.
  • This is an online course and can be completed in your own time. You will be able to logout and log back in whenever, and as many times, as you want.
  • At any point you can get in contact with the course administrator should you have any questions or queries about the content.
  • After successful completion of the course, you will be provided with your own personal certificate of attendance and completion.

What are the learning objectives of this course?

On successful completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

• Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;

• Be familiar with the types, uses, and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of the plant;

• Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding;

  • Where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work;
  • What to do if suspicious materials are found;
  • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos;
  • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.

• Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.

• Know the procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

If you are interested in completing this course, please click the “enroll” button. From there you will be guided through the process. 

Please note all prices are inclusive of VAT.

Good luck!


Technical and Quality Manager/Energy Consultant/Software Developer for PHH Environmental UK Limited and PHH Energy Limited

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