UKATA Asbestos Awareness

  • Who Attends

    Supervisors and site-based and trades personnel, including trainees such as, but not limited 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 and fire alarm installers, architects, building surveyors and other such professionals.

  • The Aim

    The aim of this UKATA Asbestos Awareness 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.

  • Course Content

    The following provides a brief overview on the content required for the learning outcomes to be realised:

    • An outline of the properties, risks and its effects on health of asbestos exposure.
    • A general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACM's.
    • How to avoid the risks from asbestos.
    • An outline of legislation relating to asbestos.

  • Knowledge

    On successful completion of the UKATA Asbestos Awareness course, delegates should be able to:

    • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health.
    • Be familiar with types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings.
    • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos.
    • Have an awareness of the general legislation in relation to health and safety and asbestos in particular.
    • Know the procedures that need to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACM's and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

  • Methods

    Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.

    Attainment of the learning outcome will be assessed by a multiple choice examination, consisting of 15 questions.

  • Additional Info

    The UKATA Asbestos Awareness course can be developed and adapted to refer to or include, specific areas of the client's operations, particularly focussing on issues that are present and utilising the client's own asbestos policies and procedures.

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

    For training delivered on site we can provide our mobile training unit, if a classroom is not available, at an extra cost.

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