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Online course raises asbestos awareness among hundreds of workers

13 November 2015

National risk management company, Lucion Services, is offering a free online training course aimed at helping busy construction industry workers refresh their knowledge of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs)

The course takes just 45-60 minutes to complete and is easily accessible online, providing a quick and efficient refresher for those who need to be compliant with regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012).

Topics such as the properties of asbestos, health effects of asbestos, asbestos materials in buildings, asbestos legislation, and emergency procedures are covered in the course which has been designed for anyone who has taken part in a classroom based UKATA Awareness Course in the previous 18 months. Upon successful completion certificates are awarded which are valid for 12 months.

Since launching the online training in November 2014, over 400 individuals from companies and organisations across the UK such as Carillion, British Gas, Northumbrian Water, Sir Robert McAlpine and Sodexo as well as staff from local authorities and universities have completed the course.

Ross Boulton, sustainability director at Lucion Training Services, said: “Raising awareness of the risks of exposure to asbestos and on how people can protect themselves and others plays a key role in helping to reduce the incidence of asbestos related diseases.

“We recognise that not everyone can down tools to attend courses so we designed a short e-learning course that’s free and certified to make it as easy as possible for busy workers to keep their asbestos training current and in-line with industry regulations.

“We’re delighted with the success of the course which has helped hundreds of employees from many notable companies across the UK remain compliant with CAR 2012.”

Lucion Training courses are delivered across the country and bespoke courses can also be developed to meet the individual needs of companies and organisations. Sign up to free e-learning at or call 0191 461 8999.

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