UKATA - Working with Non-Licensed Asbestos (Cat B)

Aim of the course

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) prevents anyone from removing Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) without the correct training. The effects of asbestos fibres may not appear until years after the initial inhalation, however, Asbestosis (the disease that occurs from inhaling disturbed asbestos) is responsible for around 4000 deaths a year.

Due to the extensive risks that can occur when exposed to Asbestos, our 1 day Non-Licensable work with asbestos course (CAT B) helps delegates understand the risks associated with the Non licensable ACM’s so they can avoid disturbing the fibres whilst at work. Additionally, if the delegate does not hold a CAT A UKATA Asbestos Awareness qualification, this course will need to be extended to 1 ½ days, as the CAT A qualification is required to undertake the CAT B Non-licensable work with Asbestos course.

Course content

The UKATA accredited Non-licensable  work with asbestos course covers everything the delegate will need to know to safely undertake work on non-licensed ACM’s and will cover both theoretical and practical elements to the handling of the materials. The course will cover the following:

  • The difference between Licensable and Non-Licensable work & NNLW
  • Risk Assessment & Plans of Work
  • PPE, RPE, Equipment section & Maintenance
  • Control measures & removal methods
  • The disposal & carriage of asbestos waste
  • Emergency procedures

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for any workers that are likely to disturb low risk non-licensable ACM’s throughout their working day, the course is also designed for those who carry out asbestos sampling and analysis. 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, the delegate should acquire a copy of the risk assessment, a plan of ongoing work and any air monitoring results from their employer to fully understand the situation they are in, as this will allow the delegate to apply the knowledge gained throughout the course to a practical case. The delegate will also need a valid UKATA Asbestos Awareness CAT A Certificate. All successful delegates will receive a UKATA Asbestos CAT B 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: