UKATA Asbestos Awareness E-learning


Asbestos is a construction material that was commonly used in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings built or refurbished prior to the year 2000. Any building that you work in may contain asbestos, and as such it is a good idea to know what asbestos is, what the risks associated with asbestos are, and how to avoid them.

Our training is approved by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), and you can rest assured that the information inside this course is suitable to give you an awareness level understanding of asbestos.

Our UKATA Asbestos Awareness course provides information on what asbestos is, where it is commonly found, and how to work safely to avoid exposure to Asbestos.

This course is not suitable if you intend to undertake work to remove asbestos from any given site.

Once your license has been purchased you will be emailed with your login details during our UK office hours.

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.

Please be aware that this course is not suitable for the undertaking of works relating to the removal of Asbestos from any given site, whether domestic, commercial, industrial or other.

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.

The certificate is valid with UKATA for one year from the date that the course is completed.

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