World Cancer Day: a reminder of the risks to lungs from work activities
Saturday 4 February marks World Cancer Day, the international awareness day to help educate and work together to reduce preventable cancer deaths.
Each year, it is estimated that 12,000 people die from work-related lung diseases linked to exposure during their working lives, including lung cancer.
If you work with certain dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace, it’s important that you understand the risks and protect workers’ health by using effective control measures.
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their workers from ill health.
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Protect you & your team with Asbestos Awareness Premium Training, Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used.
Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials.
Regulation 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.
This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.
As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.
Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 100% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.
The Asbestos Awareness Training for Architects and Designers course covers the same subjects as our Asbestos Awareness course with an additional module aimed specifically at architects and designers working with buildings that may contain asbestos.
It provides information about the legislation governing asbestos in work and outlines the responsibilities of architects and designers.
Being aware of the products that are likely to contain asbestos and the risks associated with them give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.
The course is approved by leading industry bodies ROSPA and the IATP.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
There are a wide range of other health and safety courses available in the eLearning suite that are relevant to the same industries as these courses.
Asbestos Awareness Training Course Covers
Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure
Different Types of Asbestos
Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos
An Outline of Asbestos Legislation
Content for Architects and Designers
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