UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training Course

IOM Edinburgh
0.5 Days

£125.00 + VAT


Our UKATA asbestos awareness training course helps attendees understand the hazards of exposure to asbestos, how exposure can occur and how these risks can be managed. 

Asbestos has been used for decades as an inexpensive industrial material with properties such as high tensile strength, heat resistance, incombustibility and chemical resistance to chemical attack. It has been recognised for more than 50 years that exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases including cancer and asbestosis.

Use of asbestos is now banned in most countries, although it is still produced and used in some. However, even where use is not allowed, asbestos can still be present in buildings, industrial plants, ships. etc. Those considered most at risk now are workers who may disturb asbestos materials during repair, maintenance and refurbishment work. It is therefore important that the dangers of exposure to airborne asbestos are understood by all those who may come in contact with it, and those who manage such work, with systems in place to protect themselves and others.


To provide an awareness and develop the knowledge amongst employees as regards the hazards and risks posed by
asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The course further gives an overview of the legislative measures in place to
permit employees to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities

Attendees will understand the following:

  • Health hazards caused by exposure to asbestos
  • How exposure to asbestos can occur
  • How asbestos risks can be managed


Professionals and workers who are involved in refurbishment works, service and maintenance and other similar trades. Examples of those who should attend include;

  • Supervisors and trades personnel
  • Engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Plumbers
  • Decorators
  • Painters
  • Electricians
  • Joiners
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • General maintenance staff
  • Gas fitters
  • Roofing contractors
  • Shopfitters
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Building surveyors
  • Architects
  • and other such professionals


  • Nature of Asbestos, Sources Type and Uses
  • Typical Uses of Asbestos Containing Materials in Buildings
  • Asbestos Related Health Effects and Diseases
  • Legal Requirements to Manage Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Management of Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Management of Asbestos Procedures


Successful attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance in 'Asbestos Awareness'.

This is an UKATA accredited course


The price is £125.00 + VAT per person.

This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.

IOM Edinburgh
0.5 Days

£125.00 + VAT