With over 50% of buildings in the UK containing asbestos products, the need for proper asbestos awareness training has never been more important. The threat of asbestos fibre exposure doesn’t stop with buildings, however. Thousands of investigations across the UK have discovered asbestos contaminated soil throughout the country in accordance with the Control of Asbestos […]
UKATA is the UK Asbestos Training Association and sets the standard in asbestos training, ensuring that its members meet those standards. We are approved providers of UKATA asbestos training.
It’s a legal requirement that anyone who may encounter asbestos during their daily work should have taken asbestos awareness training. If you are an employer, you are legally obliged to provide training for your employees. Any organisation that allows personnel onto their premises should ensure that they can provide evidence of asbestos awareness training. UKATA provides a quality standard for that training and is the most widely accepted accreditation.
The UK Asbestos Training Association Ltd (UKATA) is a Trade Association for the asbestos training providers’ industry.
The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has recently launched a new page on their website with information about asbestos – what it looks like, where it might be found and how you should deal with it. Here are some of the most important points to consider if you are an employed or self-employed tradesperson, and […]
There has been an increasing amount of coverage in the press recently concerning the possible presence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in school buildings and the danger this presents to staff and pupils. The Daily Mirror reports a claim that up to 300 pupils a year may die as a result of exposure to asbestos […]
UKATA asbestos awareness refresher courses can be taken online or face-to-face. Although it is not a legal requirement to undergo UKATA asbestos refresher training, it allows anyone who might come into contact with the substance in their normal line of work, to make an educated decision as to how to proceed. This will probably involve […]
Asbestos regulations place a legal obligation on employers in the UK to ensure that any staff likely to come into contact with the substance during their normal course of work, should receive Asbestos Awareness training. Also known as Category A training, Asbestos Awareness courses are widely available and can be taken online or face-to-face. On […]
If you are likely to come into contact with asbestos in your line of work, you have a legal obligation to undergo asbestos awareness training. Certification usually lasts for a period of 12 months, after which time HSE recommend that refresher courses are taken, although this is not a legal requirement. The HSE website states: […]
A web app introduced by the Health and Safety Executive in October last year, as part of their ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign, has been criticised by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). A spokesperson from UKATA was quoted as saying: “The app gives a false impression of asbestos related risk and can even encourage untrained personnel […]
If you are familiar with the HSE Asbestos Awareness requirements but unsure where to look for a training provider, a good place to start is with an approved association. HSE Asbestos Awareness guidelines state that training providers should have, “adequate practical experience in the asbestos sector and a theoretical knowledge of all relevant aspects of […]
If you are likely to come into contact with asbestos in your line of work, it is a legal requirement that you undergo training to understand how and where asbestos might be hiding, so that these areas can be avoided. Asbestos awareness training falls within Category A of the Health and Safety Executive’s guidelines on […]
The third type of asbestos training is for licensable work with asbestos. UKATA describe as Category C: Licensed Asbestos Work. For information about Category B: Non-licensed asbestos work, take a look at our previous post. Asbestos awareness training is covered on our homepage. Licensed work with asbestos The HSE state that work with asbestos-containing materials must […]