Asbestos Awareness (International)

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

Asbestos Awareness (International)


This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by UKATA for the provision of international asbestos awareness training for employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. It is important to note that this guidance is founded on UK standards, which adopt a risk-based approach to asbestos management as established by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012). Designed for international adaptability, the syllabus acknowledges the necessity for modification to align with the diverse legal and regulatory frameworks specific to each country.

This document details the training syllabus and specifies the essential content for all courses. Tutors are encouraged to customise additional aspects of the training session to align with the specific laws and practices of the country where the training is delivered, ensuring that the foundational content remains consistent with UKATA’s core standards.

It is important to note that asbestos awareness training serves as an introductory course. It is designed to inform delegates about the presence and risks of asbestos but does not qualify individuals to perform work involving direct contact with or disturbance of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials. Further specialised training is required for those tasks, beyond the scope of this initial awareness course.

Occupational Relevance

Supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees such as but not limited to: demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, fire and burglar alarm installers, computer installers, shopfitters and other such professionals. This list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on national regulations and job-specific risks.


Minimum of 3 learning hours.


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