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UKATA Asbestos Awareness

What is the course?

The UKATA Asbestos Awareness Certificate is ideal to help individuals identify the dangers and risks of asbestos and to be able to improve their knowledge and aptitude in this area. The course is a benefit for those who work in locations and industry where asbestos may be present, including construction workers, demolition operatives, electricians, plumbers and carpenters.

Course content

Individuals undertaking the course for UKATA Asbestos Awareness Certificate can expect the following to be included:

  • The properties of asbestos and related health risks
  • How to deal with asbestos in its different forms
  • How to manage an emergency situation involving asbestos
  • Identifying asbestos risks and how to avoid them
  • Controlling asbestos and safely maintaining the materials over time
  • Introduction to regulations and legal framework regarding asbestos (includes the Approved Code of Practice L143 – work with materials containing asbestos)

How is the course taught and assessed?

Delegates will be assessed via an exam paper at the end of the course, which is taught over the course of half a day. A UKATA appointed training provider is at hand to teach the course and mark the exam paper, awarding the certificate to those individuals who pass.

What qualification will I receive?

Delegates who pass the test will be awarded the UKATA Asbestos Awareness Certificate.

What can I do next?

Once this course has been passed there are a number of qualifications that can be taken on to further experience and knowledge. These include the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, and the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good level of both written and spoken English, though there are no formal entry requirements.

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