Globe.png

Asbestos Awareness (International)

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

Asbestos Awareness (International)

Introduction

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.

Duration

Minimum of 3 learning hours.

Downloads

MS023 - Syllabus - Asbestos Awareness (International) - v1


Recycling Company Fined After Workers Exposed to Wood Dust

The long-term health of workers at a wood waste recycling centre was put in danger due to excessive exposure to the dust their work created, a Health and Safety Executive
Read More →

Showcasing UKATA at UK Construction Week London 2024

UK's largest built environment event, UK Construction Week took place in London 7-9 May 2024 with UKATA invited to exhibit and showcase the association and its members.UK
Read More →

Health & Safety Expo 2024: UKATA’s Insights and Highlights from Birmingham NEC

UKATA proudly exhibited at The Health & Safety, in Birmingham from 30 April – 2 May 2024. The sell out event was a remarkable gathering for almost 50,000 industry profess
Read More →

M&S On Board for the Latest HSE Podcast on Asbestos

Britain’s workplace regulator has just launched a new podcast outlining the duty to manage asbestos in buildings.In this episode, experts from the Health and Safety Execu
Read More →