Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers

This is an awareness course only and does not train you to work with asbestos containing materials.



The information set out below is for existing UKATA Asbestos Awareness Members to deliver bespoke course content, while using the existing Asbestos Awareness Syllabus (MS001).

Additional elements that would need to be covered in order to issue the certificate titled “Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers” are set out below.

UKATA Members are required to discuss and carry out a Training Needs Analysis (“TNA”) with the client to establish the exact course content required by the delegates to ensure all aspects are covered and the delegates receive the correct training.

Occupational Relevance

Any persons who may encounter asbestos containing materials during their day to day work activities whilst undertaking ground work activities. This would normally include, but is not limited to:

Site investigation engineers, utilities installation and maintenance engineers, ground works operatives, including ground drilling and manual excavations, fencing installation, on site remediation and waste disposal, or any other persons likely to disturb asbestos containing materials as defined in CAR 2012 and JIWG CAR-SOIL 2016.


Minimum of 3-4 learning hours.


Asbestos Awareness Syllabus
Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers Addendum

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