Lead Awareness Online Course

Lead Awareness Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
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If you work with lead, or are likely to be exposed to lead while carrying out your daily tasks, this course will enable you to work safely, taking appropriate precautions and control measures.

After completing this 2-hour online Lead Awareness course you will understand your legal responsibilities, the kind of risks associated with lead exposure and how to overcome them.


By the end of this 2-hour online course, you will:

  • Understand the potential risks of working with lead
  • Be aware of situations where you may come into contact with lead
  • Recognise the health implications of exposure to lead
  • Explain various methods to minimise lead exposure
  • Know how to work safely to reduce the risks to yourself and those around you
  • Understand employers’ legal duties regarding lead exposure


This online lead awareness course covers the following topic areas:

  • An introduction to lead – what it is, where it’s found, and why it is dangerous
  • How does lead affect health, and who is most affected?
  • Paths to lead exposure and rates of lead exposure
  • The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
  • How to look after your health
  • Employer duties, training and supervision
  • What does the law say about self-employed workers?
  • The access, control and review method
  • Preventing lead exposure – additional controls, welfare facilities and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • PPE – fit testing and fake PPE
  • Health checks at work
  • Blood lead levels – the recommended levels and how to reduce them
  • Data protection and medical information


At the end of this training course, you will take an online exam containing 10 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

If you are likely to come into contact with lead at work, it’s important to be aware of the risks. Therefore, this online course in lead awareness is suitable for (but not limited to) the following workers:

  • Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Decorators
  • Painters
  • Plumbers

Additionally, employers, managers and supervisors should be aware of their duties regarding lead exposure and how to minimise risks for all workers.

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