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Asbestos Training

Every single year, thousands of individuals fall ill, and many pass away because of exposure to asbestos. It is likely to be the most dangerous building material that has ever been used and was used widely within construction until 2000. Although it is no longer in use today, it still remains in many older buildings and poses a real threat to the health and safety of many workers across many industries.


What Is Asbestos Training?

Asbestos Training will teach your clients how to safely handle the presence of asbestos on a construction or maintenance site. Whether your clients are responsible for removing asbestos or regularly working in areas where asbestos may be, then asbestos training can teach them and their employees how to work around and avoid the dangerous substance safely.


Who Is Asbestos Training For?

Any employee, employer or self-employed person who could come across asbestos in the workplace, or actively handles asbestos at work, is required to undergo asbestos training. There are various types of asbestos training available. Consequently, the correct one depends on the situation and role the employee is completing. Asbestos Awareness courses will equip trainees with the knowledge they need to avoid asbestos in the workplace. Professions who require this type of training for include:

  • General maintenance workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Plasterers
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Construction workers
  • Shopfitters
  • Gasfitters
  • Roofers
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors

Why Offer Asbestos Training?

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 applies to various people and businesses. Regulation 10 of this legislation states that all employers must ensure that adequate training, information and instruction is given to anyone who may suffer exposure to asbestos in the workplace. As a training provider, it is likely that many of your clients will be legally required to offer their employees some form of asbestos training.


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Global Hand Washing Day – 15th October

On 5th May 2018, the World Health Organisation is leading a campaign. This is to raise awareness in the importance of cleaning your hands. The Save Lives, Clean Your Hands campaign focuses on hand hygiene to help reduce the risk of sepsis and other infections. As 5th May 2018 is world hand hygiene day, it is the perfect time to highlight the risk of sepsis. Furthermore, the day shows how effective hand hygiene can help to prevent the spread of infections.

A key focus of Save Lives, Clean Your Hands

Sepsis affects 30 million people worldwide, every year. With this in mind, this year’s world hand hygiene day brings great awareness to the infection. Hand hygiene plays a significant role in reducing the risk of sepsis. This is why everyone in the health industry should adopt the approach of Save Lives, Clean Your Hands to help prevent sepsis.

The World Health Organisation has set vital calls to action for the Save Lives, Clean Your Hands campaign. One is a call to healthcare leaders to champion hand hygiene and make sure it is a priority. Another focus is that five moments of hand cleaning which can help to prevent sepsis in the healthcare sector.

Infection Control training

Worryingly, over 300,000 people develop a healthcare-associated infection every year. This can appear from many factors including cross-contamination and hand washing. Practising proper infection prevention is essential in the healthcare industry. At VideoTile, we offer training providers a fully branded Infection Control online course.

Infection Control training is a critical aspect of the healthcare industry as it details the applicable legislation. Furthermore, the course also covers various microorganisms and the chain of infection. Training also offers the best practice approach in regards to hand hygiene and, therefore, reducing the risk of infection.

Receive your free Infection Control training trial

If you would like to receive a free trial of our valuable Infection Control online course, get in touch with the team at VideoTile and help with the campaign to save lives, clean your hands.

food allergy awareness week

Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative designed to highlight and raise awareness of allergies. Furthermore, it is a chance to show how challenging living with an allergy can be. The awareness week runs from Monday 23rd April until Sunday 29th April 2018. Within this week, many charities and organisations aim to highlight various allergy issues. This week is an excellent chance to promote raising awareness through an allergen awareness training course.

Allergy Awareness Week 2018

For Allergy UK, a leading allergy charity, they will be focussing on the theme of travel for this year’s awareness week. Travel can be extremely challenging for those with allergies. General allergies and food allergies are important to take into consideration both when travelling and in daily life. 44% of the UK population suffer from at least one allergy. Furthermore, 48% of allergy sufferers are affected by more than one allergy. With this in mind, it is vital that people within the service sector have an understanding of allergens and the reactions that sufferers may encounter.

Allergen Awareness training course

To help organisations to have a greater awareness of allergies and the potential threats to those with allergic conditions, an Allergen Awareness online course can help to provide further knowledge. At VideoTile, we offer creative, interactive courses which we fully brand to your requirements. With this, you can then integrate the course seamlessly into your Learning Management System. This means that it is easily available for your clients.

Our Allergen Awareness course overs essential allergy information which can help to control the risk. The course covers the legislation regarding 14 types of allergens. The training also gives an overview of general and food allergies as well as intolerances and the differences between them. With practical measures, organisations can use this training to put steps into action. These can enhance control measures within their organisation.

Allergen awareness free trial

If you would like to add Allergen Awareness to your suite of training materials, then get in touch with VideoTile to arrange your free trial.