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Asbestos Awareness Cat A (in house)

Certification

Training Societi A4 Certificate emailed within 4 weeks of course completion with a 1 year expiry (in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012).

Photo ID cards and hard copies of certification can be provided for an additional fee.

½ Day - Times vary

£50 + VAT per person

Includes:
  • Extensive handouts
  • Refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Free parking
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed

Location

  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement

Delegates

If you have 1 to 15 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can open a private course or organise training on site for 4 to 15 delegates.

Enquire

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s to the late 1990s.

In a good condition asbestos is safe, but if it’s disturbed and particles become airborne it is a grave health risk. Therefore it is essential it must be correctly identified, monitored, contained and managed, as exposure can result in serious illness and death.

Course covers:

  • Properties of Asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking
  • Types of products and materials likely to contain asbestos, (including library of pictures)
  • A short video appropriate to the work undertaken by your workers
  • Operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure
  • Managers Responsibilities (how to protect workers and avoid a prosecution)

  • Role of Asbestos Surveys and how to understand what’s involved (with practical demonstration)
  • Safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment, (what you can and can’t do)
  • The purpose, choice, limitations, proper use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
  • Emergency procedures (how to deal with an asbestos incident)

If you require accredited training (i.e. people who work on building sites) we recommend UKATA accredited Asbestos Awareness Training.

If you want to work with or remove asbestos we recommend UKATA Asbestos Training for Non Licensed Works (CAT B).

Who Needs Asbestos Awareness Cat A (in house)

Everyone liable to be exposed to asbestos and anyone who has or is likely to disturb the fabrication of buildings constructed before 1999 at work must have mandatory training.

This Asbestos Awareness Course is for people who do not require accredited training.

Trainer

Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

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FAQs

  1. Q: Is this course accredited?

    A: Whilst this course fully satisfies the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations of 2012 this course is not accredited. If you require accredited training we recommend the UKATA Asbestos Awareness course which we also do.

  2. Q: Will this course allow me to remove asbestos?

    A: No, this course will not teach you how to remove asbestos. If you want to do this we recommend UKATA Non Licensed Asbestos Removal training which we can also supply.

  3. Q: How do I know if I need non-accredited or accredited asbestos awareness training?

    A: Best to check with your employer or site to see what they require so you can make an informed choice, rather than choose the wrong type of training.

Feedback on Asbestos Awareness Cat A (in house) Course

Alan has given some examples based on experience - just what's needed on a course like this.

Jan Tominson - Staff Accommodation

University of Bristol