UKATA, or the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association, is a non-profit organisation that offers asbestos training courses for professionals working in various industries. Asbestos is a hazardous material that was widely used in construction prior to the late 20th century and is still present in many older buildings today. As a result, workers in construction, demolition, and maintenance must be trained in how to identify potential asbestos containing materials and what to do in these circumstances.
UKATA Asbestos Training Courses
One of the most popular courses offered by us and accredited by UKATA is the Asbestos Awareness Course. This course is designed for workers who may come into contact with asbestos while carrying out their daily duties, but do not work directly with the material. Participants learn about the dangers of asbestos, the types of materials that may contain asbestos, and how to avoid exposure to the hazardous fibres.
The course will include:
- An overview of asbestos and its properties
- Health risks associated with asbestos exposure
- Types of asbestos and their common uses
- Regulations and laws related to asbestos in the workplace
- Procedures for managing asbestos in the workplace
- Identifying asbestos-containing materials
- Measures to take in case of asbestos exposure
- Emergency procedures in case of asbestos exposure
- Personal protective equipment and safety measures
- Awareness of asbestos in non-licensed work
Who should attend this Asbestos Awareness Course?
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 stipulates that anyone working within buildings that could contain asbestos must have received adequate training to do so.
Full course and refresher
We offer the full Asbestos Awareness course as well as the refresher course. The refresher course should be attended within 12 -18 months of the initial course date, with the full Asbestos Awareness course being attended every 2 years.