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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Syllabus: Type, Use and Occurrence of Asbestos

Recently, we’ve been looking at the UKATA syllabus for asbestos awareness training. So far, we’ve covered the following sections:

In this post, we’ll continue analysing the requirements for content stipluated by UKATA.

Types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and Asbestos Containing Materials

After completing the sections of the course relating to this content, UKATA would expect the candidate to:

  • Have a general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant, by:
    • Understanding the different types of asbestos:
    • Although there are more, the focus is on three types of asbestos – chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite, also known as white, brown and blue asbestos respectively
    • Accessing both a descriptive and pictorial overview of sprayed asbestos, asbestos insulation, asbestos insulating board, asbestos cement and other asbestos containing materials with sufficient information to enable the delegates to have a basic understanding of the risk levels associated with the main uses, and the problems associated with them. In our asbestos awareness course, we devote several pages and over 20 photos to this.
  • Explain where asbestos and ACMs can be typically found within buildings.
    • Illustrate the typical areas of a building where ACMs can be found and their uses within such areas.
    • Provide an overview of what an asbestos register is and the information it contains to assist in understanding the location of ACMs.
    • Describe the main reasons for the use of asbestos coating, insulation, asbestos insulating board, asbestos cement and other asbestos containing materials.

How we cover this content

Within our course, most of this content is covered within the third module – Asbestos Containing Materials. This features over 20 images of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in situ.