UKATA - Asbestos Awareness (Cat A)

Aim of the course

Due to the extensive risks that can occur when exposed to Asbestos, our half day Asbestos Awareness (CAT A) course helps delegates understand the risks associated with the asbestos materials so they can avoid disturbing the fibres whilst at work.

Course content

The UKATA accredited Asbestos Awareness course provides a complete introduction to the dangers of working around asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) and allows the delegates to comply with the laws and legislations by ensuring they are trained adequately to work safely. The course will cover the following:

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Types of Asbestos and their properties
  • The effects of Asbestos on workers’ health
  • The uses of ACM’s in buildings and how to recognise them
  • Asbestos Regulations
  • Asbestos Legislations
  • The employers and employees’ responsibilities
  • Emergency Procedures

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for any workers that are likely to disturb ACM’s throughout their working day, the course is also designed for anyone that may be exposed to asbestos, to ensure they are aware of what it is and how to avoid exposure. Examples of professions where this will be suitable, but is not limited to:

  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Carpenters, joiners and construction workers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing contractors
  • Painters, decorators and plasterers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Computer installers and telecommunications engineers
  • General maintenance staff
  • Cable layers and electricians


To undertake this course, there is no preparation needed and all successful delegates will receive a UKATA Asbestos Awareness Certificate.

The training teams at Tersus and Santia have merged and now operate under single UKATA and BOHS memberships. 

 To book onto this course, please either book below online or contact us on

Tel: 01642 680497


This course is also available to be delivered as a dedicated in-house course for your organisation. Please contact us to find out about options for face-to-face and/or 'Virtual Classroom' delivery.


Contact us to arrange a dedicated course: