UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training

The objective of the online UKATA Asbestos Awareness training course is to make trainees aware of the likelihood and potential consequences associated with exposure to asbestos fibres when they come into contact with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

This course provides basic awareness highlighting the vital safety measures to control exposure to asbestos at work.

The Courses Include:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Identify the nature of asbestos and its properties

Identify the types, uses and occurrences of asbestos in older buildings

Recognise the risk assessment process for preventing the dangers of asbestos

Learn the asbestos risk of various substances

Understand the emergency procedures to implement in case of emergency

Gain awareness of key legislation regarding asbestos

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness

£20.00 +VAT


Offer Ends On: 03-December-2023

About UKATA Asbestos Awareness Online Training Course

The asbestos awareness online course is designed for employees at all levels who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials.

The core purpose of this course is to equip the trainees in companies of all sizes with adequate knowledge, skills and competence to work safely with ACMs.

Why Is UKATA Asbestos Awareness Important?

Asbestos still kills 5,000 workers annually – more than the number of people killed each year as a result of road accidents. To put this into perspective, nearly 20 tradesmen die every week due to past asbestos exposure. It is still present today in the buildings built or refurbished before 2000.

Asbestos exposure is related to the following diseases: mesothelioma, lung cancer or stomach cancers as well as asbestosis resulting in nearly 5000 deaths every year.

Every employer must ensure that anyone liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work or that individuals supervising these employees get appropriate information, guidance and training to work safely without being harmed.

Course Outline

Five Modules

Approximately 4 hours

This course contains the following modules:

  • What is Asbestos
  • The History of Asbestos
  • Types of Asbestos
  • Uses of Asbestos
  • Where you might find Asbestos
  • How Asbestos Affects Your Health
  • Risks of Asbestos Fibre Release
  • Who is at Risk?
  • Asbestos Related Legislation
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Asbestos Surveys
  • Pre-Work Assessment
  • Emergency Procedures

Why Choose UKATA Asbestos Awareness with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Explains key steps to eliminate the exposure to asbestos at work

Enhances safety culture within a workplace or an organisation

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Certification

UKATA asbestos awareness course certificate

End of Course Assessment:

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 100% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by UKATA will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The UKATA asbestos awareness online course certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our asbestos awareness e-learning course is accredited by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), which guarantees the quality of training and compliance with asbestos training requirements.

After completing the course, users will receive a downloadable and printable asbestos awareness certificate online instantly.

Our UKATA online asbestos awareness course is designed for anyone who might come into contact with asbestos at work, including employees, contractors or supervisors.

It’s recommended that anyone at risk of asbestos exposure take an asbestos eLearning course that gives a thorough explanation of the characteristics and dangers of asbestos. This course covers these risks plus the safe working practices that minimise the threat of exposure. Trainees learn how to recognise asbestos and ACMs, work safely around them and what to do if exposed.

Yes. An asbestos training course is required for all workers whose work may involve asbestos exposure.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, employers are obligated to give workers the necessary information, training and instruction to ensure they’re aware of the risks of asbestos exposure and how to work around it safely. Failing to meet these  duties may lead to fines and legal action.

Asbestos exposure can cause deadly respiratory diseases including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos awareness training online helps keep employees safe. It gives them the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and assess asbestos risks at work, implement measures to mitigate hazards and safeguard health and safety.  Additionally, adequate training also helps organisations uphold legal duties and create a secure workplace for all employees.

The asbestos certificate does not have any expiry date. However, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that employees repeat any asbestos awareness course regularly to stay updated with the latest best practice and regulatory requirements.

The frequency of asbestos refresher training depends on the level of risk and the nature of the work involved but it usually ranges from every six months to three years.

Yes, you can schedule a free demo here. Our online asbestos awareness training demo provides a basic overview of asbestos and health risks related to ACMs and highlights the emergency procedures to remain safe.

Our online asbestos training provides a range of benefits, including increased awareness of asbestos risks, a thorough understanding of how to work safely with ACMs and reduced risk of workplace accidents and incidents.

Investing in this training course also helps organisations comply with their legal requirements and demonstrate a commitment to their staff’s health and safety.

The suitability of different asbestos courses varies depending on the level of risk and the nature of work staff engage in.

At a minimum, any employee who might come into contact with asbestos during work activities must be given adequate asbestos awareness training.

Our online asbestos course is suitable for any employee who is at risk to asbestos exposure. It provides a thorough understanding of asbestos, the potential dangers associated with it and how to minimise health risks.

If any of your employees will be working with asbestos, including removal or handling, further training is required to comply with  legislation and keep workers safe.

There are numerous independent accrediting bodies for asbestos training courses in the UK. Prominent ones include the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and Independent Asbestos Training Provider (IATP).

These respected organisations set and maintain standards for asbestos training. Employers and staff can check with the relevant body to guarantee that a training provider is accredited and any asbestos awareness training certificate meets the required standards.