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Asbestos Courses and Awareness Training

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material which was commonly used as a building material until its nationwide ban. Today, professionals working in construction, fire rescue, building maintenance or asbestos removal require formal training in dealing with the dangerous material.

Asbestos training is a requirement by UK law for anyone likely to be exposed to asbestos at work.  Below we have gathered a list of training institutions that provide courses to meet UK requirements for asbestos awareness training. Request information to request additional details and a course provider will contact you.

HSS Training can deliver any of their public courses in-house for your company, but can also tailor-make specific programmes that combine their long experience with your organisation's primary challenges and requirements. The result is a comprehensive one-stop service that is custom-made for your delegates' training and development needs. 

Management of Asbestos
CIOB Academy
1 day
249 GBP
London
Although asbestos use was banned in the UK in 1999, it is still the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the country....
Asbestos Awareness
Lynwood
0.5 days
50 GBP
Greater Manchester
This half-day awareness course for non-licensed asbestos work is especially designed to provide your employees with the information and confidence...
1/2 Day Asbestos Awareness Training
KP Training & Consulting Limited
         
(1)
0.5 days
115 GBP
London
This Asbestos Awareness Essentials training course is a 1/2-day training programme designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of ...
Asbestos Awareness (UKATA) - In-house Training
HSS Training
0.5 days
Nationwide
This intensive training session, covering asbestos legislation and health & safety best practice, is accredited by UKATA and delivered by...
Asbestos - Non Licensed Asbestos Work (UKATA)
HSS Training
1 day
175 GBP
Stoke-on-Trent
This course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of what asbestos is and how to manage asbestos effectively....
Video - Asbestos Awareness
HSS Training
0.2 days
16 GBP
Distance
This course will give you an overview of Asbestos Awareness in the workplace including the dangers....
Asbestos - Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
85 GBP
Multiple (12)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos....
Asbestos - Duty to Manage (UKATA)
HSS Training
1 day
175 GBP
Multiple (4)
This course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of what asbestos is, plus information on the duty holder responsibilities....
E-Learning (Asbestos Awareness - Non UKATA)
HSS Training
0.2 days
27 GBP
Distance
This course will give you an overview of Asbestos Awareness in the workplace including the dangers....
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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos was once a commonly used building material in the construction of homes, offices and other structures. A fibrous material with a large portfolio of practical purposes, asbestos has been in use for millennia and can be found in virtually every corner of the earth.

Modern uses of asbestos usually include insulation, roofing, fire proofing, and sound absorption in the construction and building industry; and production of brake shoes and clutch pads in the automotive industry. Additionally, asbestos was commonly used in ceiling tiles and flooring, as well as paints and adhesives.

Following a fairly recent discovery, asbestos has been cited as highly toxic to those who are exposed to it. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and is the causes of uncountable cases of cancer every year. Asbestos use has been banned in the UK since the 1980s, but was used extensively for decades prior to its ban. As such, asbestos presence is ubiquitous throughout the UK, especially in older buildings.

Due to the widespread distribution of the material, people who could possibly come into contact with it or who need to handle it, must take asbestos awareness courses. 

Asbestos Regulations

Today, all UK professional who may encounter asbestos in the work environment are required to have formal knowledge of how to safely deal with the substance. The asbestos regulations were updated in November of 2006 to encompass prior regulations with new asbestos prohibitions and controls, as well as licensing regulations. Regulations prohibit the importation, supply and use of all forms of asbestos in new uses and construction. However, existing building containing asbestos may be left in place.

Regulations requiring mandatory training for those at risk of being exposed to asbestos fibres at work are extremely critical due to the need to remove any asbestos which is currently in place in older buildings and for the necessary safety of the professionals tasked with its removal.

Asbestos Awareness Training Courses

Employers are responsible for providing training to those who have the potential for asbestos exposure. Training in asbestos awareness will equip participants with the knowledge of potential dangers associated with first-hand and second-hand asbestos exposure, as well as the necessary procedures they need to follow.

Training Standards for Dealing with Asbestos

The United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is responsible for maintaining the standards of training required by individuals who may encounter asbestos in  their day-to-day work. UKATA also provides training standards for individuals handling the substance to ensure their safety and the safety of those in the vicinity. There are a number of courses that are UKATA approved that  provide asbestos awareness as well as asbestos removal training.