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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training

A half day course designed to cover HSE requirements and complies with legal obligations.

The approved code of practice (ACoP) to Regulation 10 (Information, Instruction & Training) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires “Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos”. 

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Designed for

Personnel that undertake maintenance, refurbishment or building work and will appeal 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.   


It is estimated that 1.8 million people are disturbing asbestos regularly and most are not even aware of it. Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) places a requirement on employers to ensure that their employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise the employees, have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training.

The course will make people understand what asbestos is, the typical locations where it is found and how to work safely to avoid exposure in the event that they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).  The course is fully compliant with Regulation 10 of the CAR 2012, including the ACoP and guidance, and meets UKATA requirements for Asbestos Awareness Training (category A) courses.

Delegates who are responsible for the repair and maintenance of commercial property will be able to identify and deal with asbestos, and meet their legal 'duty to manage'. 

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to provide an awareness and development of knowledge to site based employees of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) within their everyday working environment and an overview of the legislative measures in place to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities.

The summary objectives of the course are that by the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of the types, nature and properties of asbestos.
  • Understand the risks from asbestos and its effects on health.
  • Be familiar with the uses and likely location of asbestos in buildings and plant.
  • Be aware of the legislation relating to asbestos at work.
  • Know how to avoid and reduce the risks from asbestos.


  • Types, nature and properties of asbestos.
  • Risks of asbestos and effects on health, including effects of smoking.
  • Use and locations of asbestos containing materials.
  • Legislation governing asbestos and work with asbestos, particularly regulations 4 and 5 of CAR 2012.
  • Avoiding and reducing risk.


A multiple choice written assessment, consisting of 15 questions. 

Upon completion of the course delegates are awarded an Asbestos Awareness Training (category A) certificate endorsed by UKATA, which is valid for 12 months.  The HSE approved code of practice (ACoP) and guidance to the Control of Asbestos Regulations (L143) recommends that “refresher training should be given at least every year and should be appropriate to the role being undertaken”.

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching at our prestigious Midlands venue, we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services if you have a number of delegates who require this award.  We have a method of study that suits your preferred study style, availability and commitments.

Contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs. 


£85 + VAT per delegate


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