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UKATA Asbestos Awareness

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MBO Safety Services Limited                                 UKATA Category A Asbestos Awareness

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who may encounter asbestos containing materials in the course of their work. This includes builders, electricians, fitters, joiners, plumbers and many more trades.

This course has been approved as Category A level training by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).  This level is suitable for those who have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 where asbestos could be present.

The course includes a written assessment with the successful delegate receiving a UKATA certificate.  We recommend that this course is renewed annually.

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Course duration
4 hours


  • Introduction – an overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • What is asbestos? – the different types of asbestos and their properties.
  • Where can it be found? – the various uses of asbestos and includes slides of what asbestos containing materials may look like.
  • When is it dangerous? – how to examine the condition of asbestos and the circumstances and processes that can make it dangerous.
  • Health effects – how asbestos affects people and the symptoms of asbestos related diseases. This also covers the added risk from smoking.
  • Video ‘How are you?’ – reiterates and strengthens the points made in the first part of the course.
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 – an overview of the regulations that control asbestos in the UK.
  • Video ‘How are you managing?’ – gives examples of how asbestos should be managed by different sized organisations.
  • Surveys – detailed look into surveys and their intended use.
  • How to avoid exposure? – precautions that workers should take to ensure they are not exposed to asbestos.
  • Working safely – do’s and dont’s of working with unidentified materials to protect your safety.
  • Uncontrolled release – the steps that should be taken in the event of an uncontrolled release of asbestos.
  • Questions and answers – time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

Our Services

MBO Safety Services Limited provides a range of services tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, MBO Safety Services Limited invests the time to understand your business.

Tailored To You

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on quality, our consultants will work alongside you to create tailored policies and procedures which integrate seamlessly into your business.


MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.

Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

Tailored to You

MBO Safety Services Limited aims to tailor its services to meet individual business requirements. Our consultants will work within your business to fully understand your needs before developing bespoke policies and procedures that integrate seamlessly with your existing management systems.

Personal Touch

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on providing a personal service to all our customers. We offer common sense advice that suits your business.

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  • Expert Legal Advice and Guidance
  • Full Health and Safety Audit including Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Inspection and Reports
  • Development of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Site Inspections
  • Competent Persons Contract Agreements
  • Development of Risk Assessments
  • Development of Training Records and Departmental Matrices
  • Accident Investigation
  • Control of Contractors including Pre Assessment Questionnaires
  • Help and Guidance with Certification to Safe Contractor and CHAS
  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans