Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment

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Asbestos Risk Assessment Online Course

This online course takes a look at how to risk assess the presence of asbestos. Asbestos was once a commonly used construction material, but is now known to be rather hazardous, and ranks as the most common passive cause of work-related illness and death.

Before any work is conducted that has a chance of disturbing asbestos, employers are legally required to ensure a suitable risk assessment has been completed. The person conducting this risk assessment must be suitably competent and ensure the assessment addresses all aspects of the work.

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Why This Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment Programme is Vital

Asbestos fibres can easily become airborne if products containing asbestos are handled improperly. These fibres are extremely dangerous when inhaled, causing such conditions as plerual plaque, lung cancer, and other major health problems.

One in four construction workers has been exposed to asbestos as per the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). While there are over 5,000 asbestos related deaths each year, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, property owners must determine whether and where asbestos may exist on the premises. A risk assessment must be completed and controls put in place to ensure that the risk of exposure is as low as reasonably practicable.

Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment Course Objectives

This course provides an awareness of what the asbestos risk assessment process involves and how to complete it.

Course Content of Essentials of Asbestos Risk Assessment Course Online

This health and safety online training course contains the following sections:

  • Facts About Asbestos
  • Undertaking a Risk Assessment – Part 1
  • Undertaking a Risk Assessment – Part 2
  • Making Improvements

Who Should Take This Online Course on Asbestos Removal Risk Assessment

This online training course is for anyone tasked with conducting an asbestos risk assessment or who needs to understand this process.

Learning Outcomes of Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain basic asbestos information, including its potential harmful effects
  • Identify asbestos and the places in which it is commonly found
  • Perform an asbestos risk assessment
  • Take measures to mitigate asbestos risks

Why Choose Human Focus for Asbestos Risk Assessment Online Course?

Benefits of this online training course include:

  • IIRSM approved
  • No hidden costs
  • Easy-to-use learning management system (LMS)
  • Easy to log & track training record
  • Short yet concise
  • Self-paced

Course Format

  • 100% online course
  • 20+ minutes in length
  • End of course knowledge test

Knowledge Test 

Users need to attain at least an 80% mark on the end of course assessment to earn the certification. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.

Certificate

IIRSM-assured certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to work in a building with asbestos?

If undisturbed, ACMs that are in good condition do not pose serious threats. They only become a problem when they are disturbed, which can release microscopic and harmful fibres into the air. When these fibres are inhaled, they can cause a variety of respiratory diseases.

Business owners should ensure that their employees are up-to-date on asbestos risk training, and provide all necessary personal protective equipment to employees as required.

What steps are in an asbestos risk assessment?

Generally, an asbestos risk assessment includes the following:

  • Survey to determine if ACMs are present in the building. If present, its ratio and nature must be assessed
  • Determine the potential risks and identify who can be affected
  • Identify the required actions for minimising the asbestos risks as much as possible
  • Record the findings and the actions to be taken
  • Implement the actions
  • Review and update the asbestos exposure risk assessment as required

Who can complete an asbestos risk assessment?

Apart from qualified asbestos risk assessment consultants, workers who work with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can complete the risk assessment process. This risk assessment, however, should only be carried out by those with the adequate skills and training to precisely determine the risks from ACMs in a work environment.

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