Asbestos Training

Asbestos Training in Southampton and Online!

We are an accredited course provider for the Royal Society for Public Health 
(RSPH) Level 1 Asbestos Awareness courses.

RSPH Level 1 Asbestos Awareness Course

The course is a key element for any individual who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials (ACMs) through their line of work. These individuals include building services managers, engineers, all tradesmen and many more. There is a legal duty for employers to ensure all their staff have had sufficient training to ensure that they do not become exposed to asbestos fibres.

This qualification will ensure that employers meet this requirement by explaining the effects of asbestos on the health of individuals, the types of material likely to contain asbestos, the location of these materials within buildings, and procedures for minimising the risk of asbestos fibre release.

RSPH Level 1 in Asbestos Awareness is a nationally recognised qualification which complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 legislation.

The course includes 5 guided learning hours, followed by a multiple choice examination paper consisting of 15 questions.

We run the course at your business premises at a cost of £575 + VAT if you are local to our office. Please ask for a quotation if you are outside the Hampshire area. We will cover the South, London and the Midlands. There will be a fee of £25 + VAT per person (number unlimited subject to venue restrictions) if you require the examination and RSPH qualification. Please note lunch and refreshments at not provided.

We also offer Refresher Training. Please ask for further details.

Asbestos Awareness Course Topics

1. Properties, Uses and Risk to Health 

  • Properties of asbestos: blue, white and brown asbestos; properties of these materials which made them valuable to the construction industry.
  • Risk to health: asbestos related diseases: mesothelioma; asbestosis; lung cancer; risk of developing disease; incubation periods; amount of exposure required to cause disease; effect of other risk factors such as smoking.

3. Risks of exposure to asbestos containing materials and methods of managing that risk

  • Risks and controls for sprayed asbestos: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from sprayed asbestos coatings; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from sprayed asbestos coatings; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos insulation: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos insulation; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos insulation; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos insulating board: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos insulating board; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos insulating board; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos cement: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos cement; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos cement; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for other asbestos containing materials: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from other asbestos containing materials; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from these materials; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Work that requires a licence: work on asbestos containing materials that requires a licence; work that can be carried out without a licence; work that can be carried out if advance notice is given to the enforcing authority; qualifications, training and experience required to obtain a licence.

2. Use of asbestos in the construction industry 

  • Use of sprayed asbestos: uses of sprayed asbestos in buildings; locations in a building where sprayed asbestos is likely to be found; age of buildings in which sprayed asbestos is likely to be found
  • Use of asbestos insulation: uses of asbestos insulation in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos insulation is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos insulation is likely to be found.
  • Use of asbestos insulating board: uses of asbestos insulation board in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos insulation board is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos insulation board is likely to be found.
  • Use of asbestos cement: uses of asbestos cement in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos cement is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos cement is likely to be found.
  • Use of other asbestos containing materials: use of other asbestos containing materials in buildings; locations in a building where these materials are likely to be found; age of buildings in which these materials are likely to be found.

4. Legislation

  • Asbestos management plans and surveys: purpose of asbestos management plans and surveys; role of duty holder; importance of asbestos management plan / survey to individuals occupying buildings or carrying out maintenance and construction work; access to the asbestos management plan /survey.
  • Suitability of asbestos surveys: type 1, 2 and 3 surveys; outline of each type of survey; purpose and use of surveys; suitability of surveys for work to be undertaken.
  • Liabilities and responsibilities of individuals, employers and duty holders: responsibilities of employers and duty holders to employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 or any superseding legislation, regulations and amendments; liabilities of duty holder, employer and employee if exposure to asbestos is not controlled; requirement of, and responsibility for training.
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