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Online Asbestos awareness Course

Course last updated: March 2023

Gain your asbestos awareness course certificate with HSE Docs today, starting from just £4.99

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At £9.99 for an individual course, £6.49 if you buy 10 or more, and just £4.99 for bulk orders of 50 or over, you won’t find better value elsewhere.

Course duration: Between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hrs depending on learning speed.
Course format: Three video training modules, with a multiple-choice section at the end of each module.
Entry requirements: Anyone can complete this course, whether they have previous experience or not.

Our Online Asbestos Awareness Course recognises national training requirements for asbestos awareness under regulation 10 of CAR (The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012) and gives candidates a bedrock knowledge of why they should never disturb any materials containing asbestos.

On completion, your Asbestos Awareness certificate is valid for one year and is recognised by local authorities and corporate employers throughout the UK.

About HSE Docs Online Asbestos Awareness Course

  • Asbestos Awareness training is available 24/7 on all devices, including mobiles and tablets.
  • 85% first-time pass rate for Asbestos Awareness course candidates.
  • Unlimited access to Asbestos Awareness course material and free resits.
  • Certificate of Asbestos Awareness training, available as an instant download upon successful completion of the course.

Unlike many online courses, we have created our Asbestos Awareness course with the businesses in the UK in mind. This includes:

  • All images used are from UK housing stock.
  • Any props used are also British, such as the one penny coin which presents a representative comparison, showing the minute size of asbestos fibers compared to the coin they are placed on.

There are four distinct and purposeful objectives to this online Asbestos Awareness online training. Each of the primary objectives are presented to the candidates in a clear and concise way, with the order of the objectives being paramount to the learning process and end target.

The four primary objectives for this online Asbestos Awareness course are:

  • To show how microscopic fibres can be and that the human body has no natural defence against such minute particles.
  • To explain some of the diseases and death rates caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
  • To make candidates aware that asbestos is a banned substance and that regulations should be used when working in all premises that were built before 2000.
  • To give a detailed pictorial section on common products people may find in the workplace, that contain asbestos.
  • The main benefit of taking an online Asbestos Awareness course is being able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the workplace, and knowing not to disturb them. To make staff aware of how microscopic asbestos fibres can be, and that the human body has no natural defence against such minute particles.
  • To make staff aware of some of the diseases and death rates caused by inhaling asbestos fibres.
  • To make staff aware that asbestos is a banned substance and that the asbestos regulations should be used when working in all premises that were built before 2000.
  • To help staff identify what ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) look like.

Our Asbestos Awareness Training Course contains three video modules, with a multiple choice questionnaire after each. You must answer the questions correctly in order to move onto the next module.

Our online Asbestos Awareness course is designed to teach students with consideration of the four primary objectives mentioned above, in a very clear and concise way. We design all of our health and safety courses here at HSE Docs in a way that is appropriate for learners of all abilities, which really sets us apart from the competition.

Consider a student, with English as their second language, and they are being taught in a classroom environment. At any point, if they don’t understand a principle or description, they can raise their hand and ask the teacher. Usually, this can’t be done with online training, which is why our health and safety courses have been designed and delivered in a way that is accessible to all, regardless of ability.

Some considerations we give to delivering this online Asbestos Awareness course include:

  • Easy to read font: black on a light background with good contrast to make it accessible to people with visual impairments, or those that suffer from color blindness.
  • Narration that mirrors that text so that people whose first language isn’t English, don’t have to struggle with two different contents.
  • Three different narrators for each module, to encourage learner engagement and memory retention.
  • The use of animated characters as teachers, so students are less likely to see these characters as coming from specific racial or social-economic backgrounds, creating ethically sound online training, with no forms of discrimination or negative stereotypes.
  • Online training that is succinct and to the point with no padding, but is delivered with a slow and clear narrative.
  • Asbestos awareness content that reflects the legal training requirements and learning needs of the student.
  • Asbestos awareness content that is current, up to date, and references current legislation regarding asbestos awareness training.
  • An intuitive learning assessment at the end of each training module that comprises relevant questions with multiple choice answers.
  • The ability to watch any learning module repeatedly.
  • An instantly downloadable certificate on successful completion of the Asbestos awareness course.

The law states that employers must ensure adequate information, instruction and training are given to all their employees liable to be exposed to asbestos. It also states that Asbestos Awareness training is obligatory not just for tradespeople, but also for teachers, doctors, office staff, and anyone else who works in a building that may contain asbestos.

If the building that you or your staff work in was built before the year 2000, Asbestos Awareness training is essential to make staff aware of what asbestos is and the unlikely places where it can be found.

Our online Asbestos Awareness training course is not designed to qualify people to work with asbestos, but to make them aware of its dangers. It’s designed to show candidates its dangers and where they might find it so that they can avoid disturbing it at all costs.

The online Asbestos Awareness course is designed to give employees asbestos awareness training in a way that they can relate to and to show them that our bodies have no natural defense against anything smaller than dust particles. It gives candidates a basic understanding of the CAR 2012 regulations and tells the history of asbestos discovery in a light entertaining way.

It gives candidates a good foundation knowledge of what common ACMs look like and makes candidates aware of the minute size of the fibers.

It teaches the difference between a fiber and a strand and instills the importance of never disturbing ACM’s.

The Asbestos Awareness course demonstrates to candidates how minute fibers are: There are a series of scale comparisons using everyday objects such as the thickness of a piece of cling film or the thickness of a £20 note compared to the width of a single asbestos fiber.

It teaches the importance of Asbestos Awareness training, which can’t be stressed enough, as it is the biggest workplace killer, and all buildings built prior to 2000 will most likely contain ACMs.

Above all, this training course instills the importance of never disturbing asbestos.

If you’d like to learn more about what asbestos awareness training teaches you, read our blog for more information - ‘What Does Asbestos Awareness Training Teach You?’

Yes. Asbestos Awareness training can be effectively carried out online, on a range of devices including mobile, tablet, and desktop. E-learning is recognised as a viable delivery method for Asbestos Awareness training by the HSE.

The asbestos training certificates will be valid for one year after the course completion date. This is in line with the advice provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which states that refresher information, instruction, and training for licensable and Non-licensable work should be provided every year, or more frequently depending on how fast working methods change.

The Online Asbestos Awareness Course provided by HSE Docs starts from just £4.99 if you buy multiple courses. If you are just purchasing the one course, this will cost £9.99. Get in touch with us today to discuss your company requirements.

For ease of use, the asbestos awareness training course is split into three modules with a Q&A multiple-choice section at the end of each module.

The pass rate for each module is 85% and you have to pass each module to move on to the next.

If you don't pass a module the first time, you are given as much access to the course material as you need in order to meet the required standard.

Once you have completed the course, you will have instant access to your training certificate which is a nationally recognised certificate.

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