(147 Ratings)

Asbestos Awareness Level 1 (VTQ)

Asbestos is a killer. Become aware of signs of asbestos and what to do if you find any in your workplace or home.

This Course Includes:

  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 3.0 hrs CPD Certificate
  • Evidence Based Training Certificate
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

Course Details

Video Playtime

1 hour and 38 minutes

Captions

English

Instructor

Keith Sleightholm

Audio

English

Asbestos Awareness Level 1 (VTQ) at a Glance

Asbestos is a danger in many different sectors and it is estimated that 20 tradesmen, 4 plumbers, 6 electricians and 8 joiners die every week from this hidden killer. It is important to know when there may be a risk of exposure and how to avoid coming into contact with Asbestos.

Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 can obtain asbestos and they can be homes, schools, offices or hospitals. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.

This course covers the risk, why we need to avoid exposure and what can happen with exposure or when you are exposed,  as well as what to do if you come across possible Asbestos to ensure you and your work colleagues are kept safe.  The certificate is valid for 3 years. To comply with the HSE recommendations it is advised to complete a refresher every year.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Asbestos Awareness Level 1 (VTQ) Course is perfect for:

  • Demolition 
  • Building contractors
  • Roofers
  • Agriculture
  • Planners
  • Schools

Also for people who carry out the following their job:

  • Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.