Asbestos Awareness Training Course - UKATA
Asbestos Awareness Training Course
UKATA registered training is a necessary course for any person whose job may potentially expose them to the risk of asbestos. This could literally be anyone whose work is likely to disturb the fabric of a building or structure even superficially. For example: paint stripping, drilling, removing wall boards, roof sheets, ceiling tiles or chasing-out etc.
The HSE 'hidden killer' campaign has highlighted the dangers of asbestos related diseases such as the deadly cancer mesothelioma. Each year, around 4000 people die as a result of exposure to asbestos. A domestic or commercial property built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos in things such as pipe insulation, sprayed coatings, soffit boards, textured coatings and fuse boxes. These materials are high-risk and asbestos awareness training is a legal requirement.
For work that involves removing asbestos containing materials (ACM's) or drilling through textured coatings, basic awareness training is not enough and non-licenced asbestos removal training is required. We can arrange UKATA non-licenced removal training either at our training centre or at customer's own premises.
The main groups of workers that are deemed to be at risk from asbestos exposure and therefore the groups most requiring asbestos awareness training are as follows:
· Electricians, Plumbers & Gas Fitters.
· Painters & Decorators.
· Construction & Demolition Workers.
· Joiners and Plasterers.
· Computing & Telecommunications Engineers.
· Heating & Ventilation Engineers.
· Architects & Building Surveyors
· Fire & Burglar Alarm Installers.
Remember, only registered UKATA training centres are able to deliver the registered courses and issue genuine UKATA Asbestos Training certificates