UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training Course

The Asbestos Awareness Training Course that we provide includes a comprehensive series of written and oral presentations approved by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) that aim to provide knowledge and skills around the issue of Asbestos.

This course can be undertaken flexibly on your premises or within Chesterfield (Markham Vale) and the surrounding areas of Sheffield, Mansfield, Derby and beyond.

"Do you know that each week approximately 20 tradesmen die from a hidden killer; thousands of tradesmen are unknowingly working with asbestos! Are you one of them?" 


This course has been developed in order to provide appropriate training for individuals who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work activities, as prescribed by virtue of Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. 

How does it work? 

This course is United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) approved and uses a series of written and oral presentations; group exercises & case studies to to provide participants with the relevant knowledge and skills to gain an understanding about asbestos, the associated risks and how to avoid or control them.

This half-day assessed course covers the following topics:

What is Asbestos? 
Nature, origins & properties, versatility, positives and negatives Group Exercise: what do you know about asbestos?

Where and How was it used? 
Types of materials found in buildings (the usual & the very unusual) Group Exercise: Abestos? Where? Diverse case studies of buildings delegates to identify where asbestos is likely to be found.

Adverse Health Effects 
Mechanism of illness, pleural plaques, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Incidence of disease. Choice of video: How Are You Today? "Mesothelioma" or "Asbestos - The Facts" 
Legislation Update 
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 and other associated legislation (including a brief overview of UK Asbestos Legislation involving Management Strategy, Building Surveys and Safe Working Practices and Procedures).
Other Areas Covered 
- Avoiding the risk from Asbestos
- Dealing with emergencies 
- Sources of further information 
- Course summary and assessment questions
- Certification on completion of the course.