Construction & Utility Courses

UKATA Asbestos Awareness Course

UKATA Asbestos Awareness training course will give you a greater understanding of the dangers of asbestos and how it affects the industry.

This course will give you the knowledge of the legislation around, how to recognise asbestos and what to do if you do.

With the knowledge from this UKATA Asbestos Awareness course, you’ll be able to protect yourself and others from the health repercussions that come with disturbing asbestos.

  • UKATA accredited
  • Become qualified in just three hours
  • Learn how to work safely around asbestos
  • We can deliver this course in-house
  • CITB Grant Claimable
  • Valid for one year
  • You have the option of taking the Asbestos Awareness eLearning course
UKATA Online Asbestos Awareness eLearning will introduce you to asbestos and its dangers.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness course content

Asbestos Awareness is relevant training for operatives to work within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR). The tutor delivers the course in a classroom format through solo and group practical activities. You will learn about the below key subjects throughout the course.

  • An overview of the properties in which asbestos would be present
  • The different types of asbestos
  • The risks of asbestos exposure and its effect on your health
  • How, why, where and when asbestos we used asbestos
  • The regulations surrounding asbestos

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to understand:

  • The materials that contain asbestos
  • Where to find asbestos
  • The health risks, hazards and procedures in the event of working in proximity to asbestos
  • How to refrain from disturbing asbestos
  • How to conduct the emergency procedures required if you come into unforeseen contact with asbestos

What is required to pass the UKATA Asbestos Awareness Course?

You will need to take a multiple-choice test to pass this course successfully.

How long is the Asbestos Awareness course?

The course is delivered over three hours of classroom learning.

Many construction sites see this course as a mandatory qualification to have before entering. In addition, the short duration will allow you to qualify in just half a day.

Why should I take this course?

The course is obligatory for those who work in building maintenance, e.g. plumbers, electricians. In addition, by law, construction companies must provide anyone employed to work on any construction or refurbishment project with Asbestos Awareness training.

Asbestos can be hazardous to your long term health if disturbed; asbestos-related diseases are one of the biggest killers in the country.  You must know how to recognise it so that you can avoid it and report it. So attending the training could save your life.

Considering how necessary the training is, the training isn’t expensive and doesn’t take a lot of time. So the cost vs risk factor is a no brainer.

Is the Asbestos Awareness course accredited?

This course is UKATA approved.

UKATA is a nationally recognised certification for asbestos-related training. By holding a UKATA qualification, construction sites will know that you have received proper quality training, making you more employable.

Where can I take this course?

This course can be delivered in the classroom and via Online Learning.

In-house Courses

We can arrange the UKATA Asbestos Awareness training course as an in-house course specifically for your company at one of our training venues or a venue of your choosing.

If you have a large group of operatives who need the training, we can tailor the course to be relevant to your company. The social format will help to encourage conversation about your company’s internal processes.

We price each course individually per enquiry. The price we provide will vary depending on the venue, the equipment needed and the delegate numbers. Fill in the in-house enquiry form for a quote.

Further development

Around 6-8 weeks after completion of the course, you will receive a UKATA certified certificate. The certificate is valid for 12 months and must be renewed by completing the course again.

A course that ties in really well with Asbestos Awareness is the Face Fit Testing course. By completing a Face Fit Test, you will have RPE with a proper seal that can help protect you from breathing in harmful components, such as asbestos particles.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £30 for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

For the grant to be claimed, you must include the company name and CITB levy number on the delegates information form, which is completed before or on the first day of the course.


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