Asbestos Training UKATA Courses
Asbestos Awareness Training

Industrial Training Services Ltd

Can provide UKATA approved asbestos training courses category 1, 2, 3 to suit your needs. Our training courses are designed to complement the HSE's recommended asbestos training requirements and focuses heavily on how, in real terms, you protect your workforce and others from the effects of asbestosis's and other related diseases.

We provide asbestos training to new and existing personnel within the asbestos industry as well as for those persons whose day to day work brings them into contact with asbestos containing materials. The latter group of these now have a legal responsibility under the control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 to undergo asbestos awareness training.

Asbestos awareness training and the Removal (non-licensed) Asbestos training can be held either at your premises or at our purpose built training centre. Following completion of the course, delegates will be issued with a certificate valid for 12 months in line with HSE and UKATA guidelines for asbestos training.

Asbestos Training Courses

Asbestos awareness training is essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos. Regulation 10 of the control of asbestos regulations 2006 puts a requirement on employers to ensure that their staffs have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training. Following training they will be aware of the potential dangers they may face and also the procedures they must follow, when they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials.

Asbestos training courses offered

Summary of syllabus for each course which will include practical assessments.

Asbestos Training Removal (non-Licence) Course 1-Day

The HSE. have classified some of the lower risk ACM's as 'Non-Licensable'. This means that so long as operatives and supervisors have completed a 1-day Asbestos training course called 'Non-Licensed Asbestos Training', they can work with this classification of materials.

Asbestos awareness 1/2-day
  • Asbestos training with regard to the properties of asbestos and its effect on health.
  • Asbestos training in the types and products likely to contain asbestos.
  • A short asbestos training video appropriate to the work undertaken.
  • Asbestos training in considering the operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventative controls to minimise exposure.
  • Asbestos Training in how to protect workers and avoid prosecution.
  • Training in the use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.
  • Asbestos training when and how to deal with an asbestos incident and the emergency procedures to be followed.
New operative (Licensed) Asbestos Removal 3-day Training Course
  • Asbestos training regarding the Health Hazards of asbestos.
  • Asbestos training in the use and maintenance of R.P.E. (Respiratory Protective Equipment)
  • Full Decontamination Procedures included within the asbestos training
  • Asbestos training in Controlled removal techniques.
  • Cleaning-Clearance-Air testing under the asbestos training legislation.
Operative Refresher (Licensed) Asbestos Training Removal 1-day Course
  • Asbestos training in primary and full decontamination.
  • RPE Inspection and Maintenance as part of the asbestos training courses.
  • Asbestos training will include Air Management techniques.
  • Legislation CAR2006 + HSG 247 wich applies to asbestos training.
  • Asbestos training given to the Controlled method of dust suppression.
New Supervisor Asbestos Training Removal 3-Day course
  • Asbestos training awareness of Legislation.
  • Asbestos training in the Assessment and planning of the work.
  • Asbestos training in the setting up and Management of the projects.
  • COSHH and Emergency procedures included within the asbestos training.
  • Asbestos training to include Waste Management and disposal.
  • The roles and responsibilities of a supervisor.
Supervisor Refresher Asbestos Training Removal 1-day course
  • Asbestos training in the Notifications.
  • Asbestos training to Risk Assessment.
  • Record Keeping included as part of the asbestos training.
  • Visual Inspections-Asbestos training awareness.
  • Updated legislation.
  • R.P.E. (Respiratory Protective Equipment) P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Up to date asbestos training for Decontamination.
  • Fault finding.
  • Site Clearance and completion of the asbestos training course.

Frequently asked questions

What is asbestos?

It is a collective name for a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals.

Why is it dangerous?

The fibres which make up the mineral are dangerous when breathed in. The fibres can be lodged in the lungs and the body's normal defences cannot break them down. Once lodged these fibres can cause scarring to the lung tissue and after a number of years it is possible for this scarring to develop into one or more serious conditions, some of which are fatal.

Can I work with Asbestos?

NO. Unless you have had the correct Asbestos training, in guidance and equipment, you should not carry out any work which is likely to disturb asbestos materials. If by your actions you expose anyone to asbestos fibres you and your employer are liable to prosecution resulting in a heavy fine and possible imprisonment.

What should I do if I find Asbestos?

Asbestos is only dangerous to your health when the fibres are breathed in. This can only happen if the fibres are airborne. The fibres are contained within the matrix of material. If the material is not disturbed then the fibres should not be released, so avoid disturbing asbestos containing materials at all costs.


Some examples of the type of materials to be removed with this training:

  • Asbestos cement (Corrugated Sheets, Soffits, Down Pipes, Cladding) etc.
  • Asbestos textiles (Rope Seals, Gaskets, Fire blankets) etc.
  • Asbestos textiles (Rope Seals, Gaskets, Fire blankets) etc.
  • Bitumen Products (roof Felts, DPC's) etc.