This awareness eLearning course is a fast and effective way to meet your health and safety responsibilities. Asbestos is an incredibly hazardous substance that causes serious ill-health to anyone who works in places where they may come into contact with it. In these situations, all workers and managers must have an awareness of the correct health and safety procedures to follow.
Interactive and dynamic, this RoSPA approved course clearly outlines why asbestos is dangerous, where you can find it, how to identify it and how to work safely using good working practices and appropriate PPE.
The regulations also set out responsibilities for employers. Before undertaking a training course, an organisation must do a risk assessment, and as employers you must identify any areas of potential danger, and appropriate control measures as well. This is the backbone of any training course, so this is extremely important.
This course is designed to make your staff aware of the dangers of unknowingly coming into contact with asbestos and to help them understand the importance of following best practice. Learners familiarise themselves with typical materials and explore where it can generally be found in buildings so they are aware of where the dangers might be.
As well as the law and different surveys, learners are shown practical ways to keep themselves safe including making sure they know the location of any asbestos, how to avoid creating dust and wearing PPE correctly.
Finally, they are told what to do if they accidentally disturb this highly dangerous substance.