Non Licensable Work with Asbestos (UKATA)


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Course duration

One Day (6 hours minimum) based on previous UKATA training and knowledge

Certificate valid for

1 year

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Any persons carrying out non-licensed works with asbestos containing materials, as laid down in CAR 2012, Reg 3(2). This would normally include, but is not limited to, trade operatives such as demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, shop fitters, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, computer installers, fire and burglar alarm installers, architects, building surveyors and other such professionals or any other persons likely to disturb and carry out work on asbestos containing materials as defined in CAR 2012.

Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening, accounting for 5000 asbestos related deaths per year!

UKATA Non Licensable Work with Asbestos Course Overview

To provide the learner with the theoretical and practical skills to undertake non-licensed works with ACM’s. Persons requiring this type of training would include trade operatives undertaking tasks with ACM’s as defined in HSG210 and in accordance with CAR 2012 Reg 3(2).

Persons requiring this type of training would include those whose work will knowingly disturb low risk asbestos containing materials, such as maintenance workers and their supervisors; and those who carry out asbestos sampling and analysis.

In addition to the Asbestos Awareness, those employees whose work will knowingly disturb ACMs, and which is defined as non-licensable work or NNLW, should receive additional task-specific information, instruction and training.

UKATA Non Licensable Work with Asbestos Course Aims and Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Be familiar with what works are classified as non-licensed
  • Be familiar with the control measures that will be required to undertake non-licensed work with asbestos containing materials
  • How to undertake specific task as laid down in HSG210, Essential Task Manual including, but not limited to;
  • Drilling holes through AIB and textured coating
  • Removal of small AIB panels;
  • Removal of asbestos cement based products;
  • Removal of articles containing asbestos such as floor tiles, gaskets etc
  • Understand the requirements to prevent the spread of asbestos and control exposure when working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials
  • How to deal with the waste generated from undertaking tasks with non-licensed asbestos containing materials
  • How to adequately decontaminate after working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is ten.

Entry Requirements

The Non Licensable Work with Asbestos (UKATA) course is only for delegates who have previously passed the half day UKATA Asbestos Awareness course within 6 months. Evidence must be provided to the training provider of their eligibility.

Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will be assessed by a multiple-choice question paper examination consisting of at least 30 questions under exam conditions (1), (2). At the discretion of the Training Provider, the candidates shall be allowed to refer to any notes they make during the training sessions and the course notes or training manual provided by the Training Provider.

A candidate will be required to achieve a score of at least 24 out of 30 (80%) in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the candidate requiring to re-sit the examination under exam conditions. If a candidate further fails the second attempt then they will be required to re-sit the course in its entirety.

You will receive a UKATA Non Licensable Work with Asbestos Certificate valid for 1 year.

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2016 statistics released by the Government show that over 5,000 people died from asbestos-related diseases last year, and still rising!

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is projecting that there will be around 2,500 mesothelioma deaths per year for the rest of this decade before numbers begin to decline.

  • All asbestos-related diseases typically take many years to develop so current statistics reflect the legacy of past working conditions.
  • Widespread use of asbestos containing products in the past, particularly in the post-WWII building industry, led to a large increase in asbestos-related disease in Great Britain over the last few decades.
  • The cancer, mesothelioma, has such a strong relationship with asbestos that annual deaths give a particularly clear view of the effect of past exposures
  • Annual deaths increased steeply over the last 50 years, largely as a result of asbestos exposure prior to 1980, and are now expected to continue at current levels for the rest of the decade before declining

Legal Requirements

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10, Paragraph 128 - 131 specifies the training that is required for those working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials as defined by CAR 2012 Reg 3(2). This is also further stated in the Health and Safety Guidance Document HSG 210 – Essentials Task Manual, Third Edition.