UKATA Asbestos Awareness Online Training

This UKATA Asbestos Awareness Online Training course covers:

  • What asbestos is and the different types of asbestos.
  • Asbestos-related diseases and risk factors.
  • The procedures for dealing with asbestos and asbestos-related emergencies.

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Course Introduction

 

The UKATA Asbestos Awareness online training 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 Asbestos Awareness Online Training course takes on average 2 to 3 hours to complete.

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Course Content

This UKATA Asbestos Awareness online course is sold under license from SOCOTEC Asbestos Limited who is the UKATA approved Professional Member UK1369A.

The UKATA Asbestos Awareness eLearning course provides an in-depth training package covering 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.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness modules are highly interactive, using images, links, and videos. The online course supports your employees and contractors to identify the presence of asbestos within a building. It will help participants to understand the health risks of asbestos and highlight the requirements for safe working practices.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

  • Accessible to screen readers

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Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.

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Accessiblity

SOCOTEC Asbestos Ltd’s UKATA Asbestos Awareness course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.

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Certification

On successful completion, learners receive a personalised UKATA Asbestos Awareness certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.

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Accreditation

SOCOTEC Asbestos Ltd’s UKATA Asbestos Awareness online training has been certified and approved by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).

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Compliance

 

Why is this course important for compliance?

  • 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.
  • SOCOTEC Asbestos Ltd’s UKATA Asbestos Awareness online training has been certified and approved by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). Successful completion is marked by the receipt of the nationally-recognised UKATA Asbestos Awareness online training certificate, which is a prerequisite for anyone whose work might disturb asbestos.
  • The UKATA Asbestos Awareness online course provides an in-depth training package covering 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.

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Who should take this course?

 

The EssentialSkillz Asbestos Awareness eLearning course provides asbestos awareness training as per paragraphs 232 to 236 of the approved Code of Practice and guidance (ACOP) to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, L143. As stated in para 236 of L143: “Asbestos awareness will not prepare employees or self-employed contractors to carry out work with ACMs. Awareness training is only intended to help employees avoid carrying out work that will disturb asbestos or ACMs.”

The EssentialSkillz UKATA Asbestos Awareness eLearning course therefore provides a basic level of awareness to workers who might otherwise disturb asbestos in the course of their work. This includes maintenance staff, decorators, plumbers, electricians and installers. Other staff might also find it useful - for example, where office or retail staff might be tempted to attach a poster to a wall with drawing pins, or to hang Christmas decorations to a ceiling with sticky tape. Being aware of the risks of asbestos and the need to check asbestos locations is useful for almost any employee working in a building where there is asbestos.

Although asbestos management is outlined, this course is not a substitute for a full P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings course, although it would provide useful preparation for a manager attending such a course.

The course can be used as part of an induction process, or as a refresher for existing staff.

The course should be supplemented with localised information, for example the location of the asbestos register and contacts in case of an emergency or other query.

The course is not sufficient for those carrying out deliberate removal or remediation of asbestos as part of their work.

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