The UK banned the use of asbestos in 1999. However, you can still find it in buildings built before 2000. This is why, because asbestos is harmful, asbestos awareness training is important. This applies for construction workers as well as those in offices built before 2000 because both face a higher risk of asbestos exposure. Thankfully, with an asbestos awareness online course, it is now easy and affordable to ensure every staff who needs training receives it.

What is asbestos, and why ban it?

Asbestos is a group of minerals containing microscopic fibres. These were made into insulation, flooring, and roofing for buildings. Left alone, they are safe. However, if disturbed, the particles enter the air and the lungs, causing a number of serious health conditions. As a result, the government banned their use. Companies did not, however, have to remove asbestos that was already there.

What does an asbestos awareness online course include?

An asbestos awareness online course includes:

  • The main types of asbestos
  • Where asbestos is likely to be in a building
  • The legal responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The effects of asbestos on the body
  • How to reduce the risks of exposure to asbestos
  • Actions to take if employees find asbestos

As a result of the course, participants will know why asbestos is dangerous, where to find it, and the risks it presents. In addition, at the end of the course, they will need to complete an online assessment, which they must pass. They will receive a certificate to evidence this.

Where to book an asbestos awareness online course

Numerous companies offer online training. Not all, however, are fit for purpose. As a result, staff do not have the skills need to stay safe. Risk Safety Services training courses are designed and delivered by health and safety experts. Therefore, you can be confident that your staff receive the training they need.  Find out more by getting in touch; you can call the team on 0343 523 0410 today.