Training – Asbestos Awareness

Open courses priced at £75+VAT per delegate.

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Next open course to be held at our Cannock Office –

Wednesday 18th December at 0900hrs

 Email us or call us on 01543 728 202 for more information and to see when the next course will be scheduled.


First Environment is registered with UKATA to provide Asbestos Awareness Training

Category A – Asbestos awareness training

We can provide classroom based learning to groups of up to 15 delegates from our head office located in Hednesford, Staffordshire.  All delegates passing the multiple choice exam will receive a UKATA approved Asbestos Awareness Training Course certificate.

To comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos.  In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during their work. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs.

Asbestos awareness training should not be confused with training to work with asbestos, such as to undertake removal.  It is the first level of training for building operators, plumbers, electricians, construction workers and others on how to recognise where asbestos may potentially be present and precautions to take.

On successful completion of this course, delegates should be able to:-

  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant;
  • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding; Where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work;
  • What to do if suspicious materials are found;
  • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos;
  • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.
  • Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

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