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UKATA - Asbestos Awareness course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Asbestos Awareness course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (UKATA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit UKATA web site

What is the UKATA - Asbestos Awareness course?

Category: Asbestos
Level: Beginner
This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of asbestos awareness training as contained within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR). The document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of all courses. Trainers can offer bespoke or tailored training for the remainder of any training session but the core content MUST be adhered to.

Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during their work. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs.

Asbestos awareness training is not training to work with any forms of asbestos. It is likely to form the first part of training for work with asbestos, but on its own it is does not meet the legal requirements laid down under CAR.

How much is a Asbestos Awareness course?
As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £30.00 and the highest price is £110.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the UKATA - Asbestos Awareness course designed for?
Supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees such as but not limited to: demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, fire and burglar alarm installers, computer installers, architects, building surveyors, shopfitters and other such professionals.

Architects, building surveyors and other such professionals may require a more developed course which includes the core syllabus in this course, however with an additional module which includes the interaction between the various duties under the Construction Design and Management Regulations and those within CAR.

What subjects does the UKATA - Asbestos Awareness course cover?

On successful completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant;
  • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding;
    • Where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work;
    • What to do if suspicious materials are found;
    • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos;
    • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.
  • Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.
How is the UKATA - Asbestos Awareness course assessed?

Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will assessed by a multiple choice examination consisting of at least 15 questions under exam conditions

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