Asbestos Courses and Awareness Training

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.

1/2-Day Asbestos Awareness Training
KP Training & Consulting Limited
         
(1)
0.5 days
110 GBP
London
This Asbestos Awareness Essentials training course is a 1/2 day training programme designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding...
Asbestos Awareness
Cosensa Learning and Development
0.5 days
165 GBP
Multiple (5)
There are more than 3,000 deaths each year in the UK from asbestos related diseases and this number is expected...
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...
Asbestos Awareness
Santia Consulting
1 day
95 GBP
Cardiff
With Santia's 1 day Asbestos Awareness course you can get all information about the risks of asbestos exposure and the...
Asbestos Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
70 GBP
Multiple (32)
This intensive training session, covering asbestos legislation and health & safety best practice, is accredited by UKATA and delivered by...
Asbestos Awareness UKATA
OMS
0.5 days
85 GBP
Leicestershire
This  Asbestos Awareness UKATA  (UK Asbestos Training Association)  training programme is is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the hazards...
Asbestos Removal Cat C Operative Refresher Training Course
Bradley Environmental
1 day
135 GBP
Birmingham
This Asbestos Removal Cat C Operative Refresher training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, is designed to provide delegates with practical...
BOHS P402 Building Surveys & Bulk Sampling for Asbestos
Bradley Environmental
3 days
520 GBP
Birmingham
This  BOHS P402 Building Surveys & Bulk Sampling for Asbestos training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, is designed to provide...
BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
Bradley Environmental
4 days
625 GBP
Birmingham
This accredited qualification course, BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings , aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and...
P402 Asbestos Surveying and Risk Assessment
Santia Consulting
4 days
510 GBP
Cardiff
Santia's accredited P402 Asbestos Surveying course covers Health & Safety risk assessment requirements outlined by UKATA. This 4 day course,...
P403 Airborne Fibre Determination by PCM
Santia Consulting
2 days
350 GBP
Cardiff
Santia's accredited P403 Airborne Fibre Dermination course covers theoretical and practical knowledge in the techniques of fibre counting asbestos air...
P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Inspection and Testing
Santia Consulting
3 days
350 GBP
Cardiff
The accredited P404 training module in air sampling, clearance inspection and testing provides candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge...
P405 Asbestos Management in Buildings
Santia Consulting
5 days
845 GBP
Cardiff
Completing the P405 training module with Santia Consulting participants can get a deeper understanding of the principles of asbestos management...
P407 Managing Asbestos in Premises
Santia Consulting
4 days
510 GBP
Cardiff
By completing the P407 module with Santia Consulting, participants can get a deeper understanding of the principles of asbestos management...
UKATA Approved Asbestos Awareness
Bradley Environmental
         
(3)
4 hours
70 GBP
Birmingham
This  UKATA Approved Asbestos Awareness training course, offered by Bradley Environmental and delivered from our training venue in Birmingham. This UKATA...
UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness Refresher Training Course
Bradley Environmental
0.5 days
60 GBP
Multiple (4)
This UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness Refresher  training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, fulfils the mandatory training requirements set out by...
UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness Training Course
Bradley Environmental
0.5 days
70 GBP
Multiple (4)
This  UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of...
UKATA Certified Asbestos Removal New Operative Training Course
Bradley Environmental
3 days
415 GBP
Birmingham
This  UKATA Certified Asbestos Removal New Operative training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, is designed to provide new operatives with...
UKATA Certified Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Training Course
Bradley Environmental
1 day
130 GBP
Multiple (4)
This  UKATA Certified Non Licensed Asbestos Removal training course, offered by Bradley Environmental, responds to the need for anyone involved...
W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres
IOM Singapore
5 days
1,299 SGD
Singapore
It has been known for more than 50 years that exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases including cancer and...
Company-Specific / In-House
Asbestos Awareness (UKATA)
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...
e-learning / Online / Distance
Asbestos Awareness
The Interactive Health & Safety Company Ltd
0.5 hours
25 GBP
Distance
This Asbestos Awareness online training course provides a quick and effective review of essential asbestos safety skills. The course is suitable...
Asbestos Awareness Online
The Resources Group
1.5 hours
25 GBP
Distance
Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because...
Asbestos for Architects & Designers Online
The Resources Group
1.5 hours
25 GBP
Distance
Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because...
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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.