Asbestos Awareness UKATA Category A

The UKATA Category A Asbestos Awareness eLearning course is an essential requirement for any employee or contractor who may come into contact with any materials containing asbestos. It has been designed to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and is certified and approved by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).

This UKATA course that we are offering for sale, is sold under license from 4see Ltd who is the UKATA approved Professional Member UK1280A, and this company EssentialSkillz are not a UKATA Professional Member for this classification of training, Category A Asbestos Awareness.

 

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Category A

Asbestos has been used for thousands of years. Known since prehistoric times for a range of valuable properties – it is fire resistant, flexible and durable, and resistant to a wide range of chemicals – it has been used for items as diverse as candle wicks, insulation, fireproofing, clay pots and automobile clutches.

But, it is also extremely harmful to human life, causing asbestosis and a wide range of respiratory cancers, caused by the asbestos fibers. All types of asbestos use were banned in the UK in 1999, but it can still be present in buildings that were constructed or refurbished before then. In fact, HSE statistics show that, despite the ban, asbestos still causes the death of around 5000 workers each year, usually as a result of past exposure and because the related diseases often take a long time to develop and diagnose.

It is a legal requirement, under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, for employers to provide all individuals who are likely to come into contact with any materials containing asbestos with information about the location and condition of the asbestos and to ensure correct safety procedures are followed.

4See Ltd’s Asbestos Awareness eLearning course has been certified and approved by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). Successful completion is marked by the receipt of the nationally-recognised Asbestos Awareness Training certificate, which is a prerequisite for anyone working with asbestos.

The online course provides an in-depth training package covering a broad range of topics that address the relevant regulatory requirements: the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10, and the Approved Code Of Practice L143 second edition, Managing and Working with Materials Containing Asbestos.

Course modules are highly interactive, using images, links, and videos. The online course ensures that your employees and contractors can identify the presence of asbestos within a building, the different types of asbestos that they might come across and where asbestos may be found. It will help participants to understand the potential health risks caused by the asbestos fibers and highlight the requirements for protective equipment and safe working practices.

Read more about asbestos in our blog post.

 

Target Audience:

If you have no intention of removing Asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 this training is mandatory for you as you may encounter Asbestos Contained Materials (ACMs).  

In particular, it should be given to those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that ACMs may become exposed during their work.

Self employed individuals, contractors and workers should make sure that they have the appropriate level of information and training to protect themselves and make sure that others are not put at risk from their work activities.

Examples of individuals who may come into contact with Asbestos include but, are not limited to the following:

  • Demolition workers
  • Construction workers
  • General maintenance staff
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Gas fitters
  • Painters and decorators
  • Joiners
  • Shop fitters
  • Plasterers
  • Roofers
  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Computer and data installers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Architects, building surveyors and other such professionals

Course Objectives:

  • To detail what Asbestos is and the different types of Asbestos.
  • To highlight Asbestos related diseases and risk factors
  • To explain the legal requirements concerning Asbestos and how Asbestos is managed in the workplace.
  • To show the common types of Asbestos materials and where they may be found.
  • To detail the procedures for dealing with Asbestos related emergencies.

Certification

As required by UKATA the course will take approximately 2 hours to complete and it is divided into 3 modules. You must complete each module before progressing to the next.

There are 21 multiple-choice questions as follows:

  • 3 questions after Module 1
  • 3 questions after Module 2
  • 15 questions after Module 3

The test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%. Upon successfully completing this test the user will be provided with a nationally recognised Asbestos Awareness Training certificate which is logged centrally by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) and can be downloaded and printed off.

Course Modules

Main sections in this Asbestos Awareness UKATA Online Training:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1:
    • Asbestos Dangers
    • Types of Asbestos
    • Health Effects
    • Why was it banned?
    • Entry routes into the body
    • Diseases Overview
  • Module 2
    • Legal Framework
    • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Employee Duties
    • Asbestos Regulations
    • Legislation & Guidelines
    • Emergency Procedures
  • Module 3
    • Asbestos Properties
    • Asbestos Materials/Uses
    • Asbestos in Homes
    • Loose Filling Asbestos
    • Sprayed Asbestos
    • Thermal Insulation
    • Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB)
    • Asbestos Cement
    • Textured Coatings
    • Flooring Products
    • Asbestos Textiles
    • Asbestos Gaskets & Washers
    • Other Products
    • Respiratory and Personal Protective Equipment (RPE)
    • Coveralls
  • Final Test

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