UKATA Asbestos Awareness E-learning


If you have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present. You will need awareness training, so you know how to avoid the risks. Our training is approved by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), and you can rest assured that you will receive quality health and safety advice on each of our training courses.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness teaches people; to understand what asbestos is, typical locations where it is found, and how to work safely to avoid exposure. Exposure occurs if they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

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In 2012, The Control of Asbestos Regulations was updated. This required anyone who is likely to be exposed to or disturb asbestos fibres at work to undertake accredited asbestos awareness training.

Our online asbestos awareness course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres. The course will also highlight the situations in which you may be unknowingly exposed to them.

This course is recommended for personnel that undertakes maintenance, refurbishment or building work. This may include but is not limited to:

  • general maintenance staff
  • electricians
  • plumbers
  • gas fitters
  • painters and decorators
  • joiners
  • plasterers
  • demolition workers
  • construction workers
  • roofers
  • heating and ventilation engineers
  • telecommunication engineers
  • burglar/fire alarm installers
  • architects
  • building surveyors and other such professionals

Ultimately, this is an awareness course ideal for all trades people and anyone who has responsibility for the management and upkeep of buildings.

The ACT e-learning course for the UKATA Asbestos Awareness (AA) includes all the learning materials you will need for:

  • Module 1 – Types, nature and properties of asbestos
  • Module 2 – Risks of asbestos and effects on health, including effects of smoking
  • Module 3 – Use and locations of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
  • Module 4 – Legislation affecting asbestos
  • Module 5 – Avoiding and reducing risks

The course is available online and involves between 2 and 3 hours of study, which can be done in a flexible way to suit your availability to study during the course.

This course is assessed entirely online, through a multiple choice exam that you have 40 minutes to complete.

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