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UKATA Asbestos Awareness


Heat and chemical resistant, asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material once commonplace in the construction industry. The importation, supply and use of all asbestos have been banned in the UK since 1999, but it is still found in residential and commercial buildings and sites built pre-ban across the country. Highly toxic when mishandled and disturbed, asbestos is a primary cause of Asbestosis and Mesothelioma - serious lung conditions resulting from inhaling asbestos fibres.

This UKATA Asbestos Awareness certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in their everyday working environment and the legislative measures safeguarding themselves and others affected. It is specifically aimed at Supervisors and site-based and trades personnel working in residential and commercial builds. 

Course Outline

The course is primarily a tutor lead power point presentation; however, interaction and discussion are strongly encouraged. Content will include the origin and nature of asbestos, the history of its use, the reasons it is so dangerous and the illnesses it causes. There is a large section of photographs of asbestos containing materials and the course is completed with a section on the law and regulations.  

Course Programme

This training is essential for workers to learn how to avoid disturbing asbestos containing materials. The correct actions to take when encountering asbestos debris or when accidentally disturbing asbestos materials are also covered. An explanation of the legal responsibilities of employees, employers and clients is included in the course.

The course content includes:

  • An outline of the properties, risks and effects on personal health when exposed to asbestos
  • General knowledge of the types, uses, and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs.
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos
  • An outline of legislation relating to asbestos, including Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012
On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

  • Have increased awareness 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 CAR 2012 legislation concerning health and safety and asbestos in particular

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive their UKATA accredited certificate and ID card, valid for one year.

Who Should Attend?

This UKATA Asbestos Awareness certification is for 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 similar professionals.

Course Duration

This half day course trains delegates to recognise and avoid disturbing asbestos in the workplace.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. With nearly 20-years of sector-specific experience, we’ve gained invaluable training experiences and knowledge to pass on to our delegates.

Our Health and Safety At Work training is accredited, regulated, and has exceptionally high standards. Assessing short and long-term workplace risks, we teach and promote current industry and legislative requirements to ensure delegates take them forward into their daily working lives.

Our occupationally experienced Health and Safety educators have successfully trained over 60,000 delegates across the Health and Safety At Work training category. Delivering courses at our nationwide, industry-leading and accredited training centres and offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance. 

Things You Need to Know

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training. 

“This UKATA course that we are offering for sale, is sold under license from Bainbridge Asbestos Services Ltd who is the UKATA approved Professional Member MEMB/163, and this company Citrus Training Ltd are not a UKATA Professional Member for this classification of training, Asbestos Awareness E-Learning”

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, there are no practical elements to this training course. 

No, the awareness course will not certify an individual to handle, remove or manage asbestos. Instead, it is a general awareness of the risk to health asbestos poses, where you might find asbestos and how to avoid contact with it.

Yes, we can offer a UKATA accredited dedicated course remotely suitable for a group of delegates or an online learning asbestos awareness course.

Yes, please let your Training Solution Advisor know if you would like a card and a certificate on completion of the course.

Cards and certificates typically take three-four weeks to arrive.

UK Asbestos Training Association.

Not necessarily; you will only need to prove you have had sufficient training in asbestos awareness in many cases. Still, some clients or contractors may ask for this to be the UKATA accredited standard, as they are the leading authority in Asbestos training.

Yes, if you pay into the CITB levy, Citrus Training can automatically claim £30 per person on your behalf once delegates successfully complete the course. The grant will be paid into your nominated account.

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