Construction & Utility Courses

UKATA Asbestos Awareness Course

The UKATA Asbestos Awareness course is a one-day training course for anyone whose work exposes them to asbestos. This Asbestos awareness course will give you a greater understanding of the dangers of asbestos and how it affects the industry.

With the knowledge from this course, you will be able to protect yourself and others from the health repercussions that come with disturbing asbestos.

Demolition workers and those working in the refurbishment and construction industry will benefit immensely from this course. This is especially necessary if the work they do on buildings exposes any asbestos containing materials.

This Asbestos Awareness course covers topics such as:

For the full list of topics covered in this course, see the dropdown below.

Benefits of this UKATA Asbestos Awareness course:

  • You will learn how to work safely around asbestos
  • CITB Grant claimable
  • Become qualified in just three hours
  • UKATA accredited
  • You will receive a digital UKATA Asbestos awareness certificate that is valid for one year


UKATA Asbestos Awareness course is a one-day training course for anyone whose work exposes them to asbestos.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness course content

This course provides you with the knowledge of the legislation around asbestos; how to recognise it and what to do if you come in contact with asbestos at work.

The tutor delivers the course in a classroom or remote setting and goes through solo and group practical activities.

The content covered in this course includes:

  • 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
  • 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 this course?

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

How long is this course?

The course is delivered as three hours of classroom or remote learning.

Why should I take this course?

The course is obligatory for those who work in building maintenance, e.g. plumbers, electricians.

Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work gets the training they need.

Asbestos can be hazardous to your long term health if disturbed, so it is important to know how to recognise it so that you can avoid it and report it. So attending the training could save your life.

Entry Requirements

To attend this course, you must read, write and understand English well.

Is this course accredited?

This course is accredited by UKATA.

How is this course delivered?

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 quote our in-house courses on a case by case basis, considering factors such as location, number of delegates and delivery method. For a quote, complete the enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

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

You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses


How long does Asbestos awareness certificate last?

The certificate is valid for one year.

How many types of Asbestos training are there?

We offer Asbestos awareness course, Non-licensed Asbestos training and an Asbestos awareness eLearning course.

Is Asbestos awareness training mandatory

Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for workers that work in the demolition, refurbishment and other related industries who may be exposed to asbestos.


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