UKATA Asbestos Awareness

This Course Includes
  • Fully Qualified Instructor
This Course Includes
  • Fully Qualified Instructor

Course Description

UKATA Asbestos Awareness

This course has been developed and designed to give instruction on the hazards and dangers involved with asbestos and is intended for all persons working in areas where asbestos materials may be located.

This course will provide operatives and employers with a general understanding of asbestos containing materials.

Delegates will also have an understanding of the correct reporting and management systems to be in place when working in areas where asbestos may be present.


  • To give you an overall history of asbestos and it’s uses
  • Inform you of the types of asbestos you may encounter
  • Highlight where you may contact asbestos and what steps to take if you encounter ACMs

By the end of this course you will:

  • Identify further training needs within yourself and other team members
  • Explain why it is harmful and the diseases it can cause
  • Explain your legal responsibilities
  • Educate you on which process release fibres


UKATA Asbestos Awareness

  • CAR 2012: Regulation 10
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Types of Training

Section 1

  • Interesting factoids
  • History of Asbestos
  • In the news
  • USA 2020 update
  • Mined in countries
  • Mining and importation
  • History of import to the UK
  • Exporting an Epidemic: The Asbestos Industry Goes Global
  • Mining for asbestos
  • Why did the products contain asbestos at all?

Section 2

  • Asbestos - A Matter of Time
  • General properties of asbestos
  • Asbestos types
  • Chrysotile - properties
  • Amosite - properties
  • Crocidolite - properties
  • Uncommon types
  • Comparative fibre size
  • Asbestos under the microscope

Section 3

  • Effects on Health
  • Associated diseases
  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Britain's youngest asbestos victim
  • Lung cancer
  • Diffuse pleural thickening
  • Asbestos warts
  • Pleural plaques
  • Pneumothorax
  • Professor Anthony Seaton
  • Professor Julian Peto
  • HSE Statistics on Deaths from Asbestos Related Diseases
  • Asbestos and smoking
  • Official death rates
  • Famous people deaths

Section 4

  • Historic uses
  • In a building
  • Loose fill
  • Sprayed coatings
  • Pipe covering (lagging)
  • Boiler insulation
  • Millboard
  • Insulation board (AIB)
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Perforated ceiling tiles
  • Damaged Asbestos Panelling
  • Fire breaks
  • Soffits
  • Fire doors
  • Fire packing
  • Window sills packing
  • Bath panel
  • Asbestos paper
  • Flash guards
  • Cable insulation
  • Asbestos rope
  • Fire blankets
  • Asbestos rope as seals
  • Fire curtains
  • Gaskets
  • Textile pipe joint
  • Durasteel
  • Brake pads
  • Roofing tiles
  • ACM Cement
  • Roofing sheets
  • Guttering and downpipes
  • Pipes and flues
  • Water tanks
  • Floor adhesive
  • Putty
  • Textured coating (Artex)
  • Roofing felt
  • Sink pads
  • Asbestos bricks
  • Linoleum
  • Floor tiles
  • Toilet cistern

Section 5

  • Management Surveys
  • Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys
  • The Asbestos Register
  • Contact with asbestos
  • Exposure levels

Section 6

  • Steps to take if you suspect asbestos
  • Pre-work assessment
  • Decontamination & Emergency Procedures
  • Emergency procedure

Section 7

  • Asbestos Regulations
  • HSE Guidance
  • Control of Asbestos 2012
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • History of Asbestos
  • Regulation 4 - Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises
  • Regulation 5 - Identification of the presence of asbestos
  • Regulation 6 - Assessment of work which exposes employees to asbestos


Q: Is this a classroom course?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I get a certificate for completing this course?
A: Yes and the certificiate is valid for 1 year upon completing the course.

Q: How do I get my certificate?
A: We will issue you certificate on completion of the course once the invoice is paid.

Q: Is this a certified course?
A: Yes. PERSES is certified to deliver this course by UKATA. Check out the UKATA directory, which can be found HERE.

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  • Duration
    Half day
    UKATA and CPD
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