Asbestos awareness training UKATA Category A

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requires that asbestos awareness training is provided to all employees whose work activities could possibly expose them to asbestos. This is particularly critical for demolition workers and those in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades. In providing this training to your employees, you are ensuring compliance with your statutory obligations under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos awareness training UKATA Category A

Delegates will learn:

  • The uses and locations of asbestos materials in buildings and plant
  • What the Control of Asbestos Regulations require you to do
  • The effects asbestos can have on health, including the added danger of smoking
  • The presence of other hazards such as work at height
  • Emergency procedures for accidental disturbance of asbestos-containing materials
  • General safe working practices and asbestos management techniques.

Who should attend?

Every employee who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials, either whole undisturbed, or areas where debris may be present, together with employees who are likely to work near asbestos-containing materials, and all trades staff. Particularly relevant to those responsible for the maintenance and repair of domestic premises where asbestos-containing materials are or are likely to be present, including frontline staff, team leaders and managers of services.


All delegates will receive a CPD certificate, and delegates successfully completing the multiple-choice exam will receive a UKATA Category A Asbestos Awareness certificate.

Asbestos awareness training UKATA Category A

Matt Dawes

Technical Matt Dawes

Matt Dawes has a wealth of experience in the asbestos industry and is fully BOHS qualified. He started as a technician in 2003 and has since worked in roles ranging from Technical Officer to Senior Consultant. He is now the Training Department Manager for Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd.

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