RoSPA Approved Asbestos Awareness Online Course (Category A) Overview
- PLEASE NOTE: This course cannot be taken on a mobile phone
- Only £15 +vat with bulk discounts available from £10
- Approved online asbestos awareness e-learning course by RoSPA
- 24/7 access to your online asbestos course
- Instant certificate generated for download on completion
- Total course length 120mins
- Complete at your own pace (log on, log off)
- Suitable for desktop, laptop or tablet
- Fully HSE Compliant
- Suitable for all trades
- Track bulk purchases in our unique online dashboard
RoSPA Asbestos Awareness Course Structure
Once you have purchased your asbestos awareness e-learning course, you will have 24-hour access, enabling you to study around your schedule. Unfortunately, this course is not compatible via a mobile device; however, it is accessible via laptop, desktop or tablet.
During the course, you will learn:
- Types of asbestos, including its properties and associated risks
- Health risks associated with the substance
- How to manage asbestos safely
- How to handle the material and where you may encounter it
- Final test.
The course can be completed in just two hours. If you are looking for an awareness course for your entire team, you can save with our bulk-buying option, which can be tracked via our unique online dashboard.
RoSPA Approved Asbestos Awareness Course Frequently Asked Questions
Why are asbestos training courses necessary?
Before asbestos was banned in 1999, it was utilised as insulation and fireproofing in buildings. Today, asbestos is understood to be an extremely dangerous substance, killing approximately twenty tradespeople per week. Although the substance can no longer be used in construction, older buildings may still house asbestos-containing materials.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that if your working environment increases the likelihood of encountering or disturbing asbestos-containing materials, you must be fully trained in both the dangers and correct safety practices.
How often should you do an asbestos awareness course?
The Category A RoSPA approved asbestos awareness course is valid for 12 months. At which point, you can simply undertake the course again to re-validate your certificate.
Who is this asbestos awareness course for?
The RoSPA asbestos awareness course is suitable for all trades that have the potential to come into contact with asbestos-containing materials. It is a legal requirement that anyone who is working around, or directly with, asbestos materials undergo sufficient training prior to starting work.
Job roles that are particularly at risk of asbestos exposure include:
- General maintenance workers
- Building surveyors
- Joiner and carpenters
- Computer installers
- Painters and decorators
- Burglar/fire alarm installers
- Telecommunication engineers
- Construction workers
- Demolitions workers
- Heating and ventilation engineers
This is not an exhaustive list of tradespeople; therefore, if you believe that you are at risk of asbestos exposure, you should speak with your employer about investing in training.
What is Category A asbestos training?
A 'category A' asbestos awareness course is aimed at anyone who could be potentially exposed to asbestos as part of their job. In addition, category A relates to individuals who are obliged to avoid any work that has the potential to disturb asbestos-containing materials.
How long does an asbestos awareness course take?
The course can easily be completed in two hours at your convenience. On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a digital certificate to be downloaded.
Why should you choose Safety Services Direct for your RoSPA approved asbestos training course?
As an award-winning retailer, we supply high-quality, professional health and safety training to those who need it. We consistently strive to deliver a first-class service that ensures your employees are thoroughly trained and able to work safely with or around asbestos, in compliance with the law.
In addition to completing the course at a time and pace that suits you, our team of expert advisors are on hand to offer complete technical support whenever you need it.
Our RoSPA asbestos awareness course comes fully recognised and highly recommended by major contractors and clients.
Whether you are investing in a refresher course, or something suitable for an employee new to the trade, there is no previous training required to take on this course.
If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to call us on 01237 477 931