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UKATA Asbestos Awareness in Soil and Made Ground training course

Course code: UKATA-SMG

N.B. This course can be delivered as in-Centre or Virtual classroom training.

Course overview

A 1 day training course to provide an awareness of and develop knowledge amongst employees regarding the hazards and risks posed by soils and surrounding ground on sites that may contain ACMs. This course is for supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees, such as but not limited to: site managers/supervisors/agents, site remediation employees, construction workers, ground workers, plant and machinery operators, utility installers/maintainers and other such professionals.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness in Soil and Made Ground

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • A greater understanding of the risks of asbestos and control measures for existing hazards.
  • To avoid moving or disturbing asbestos that has not been adequately identified.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Staff members who avoid potential contamination from asbestos fibres.
  • The creation of better risk assessments and control measures.

What you will learn

  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos in soils and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for workers who smoke.
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in soils and made ground.
  • Know how to avoid the risks from soils and made up ground containing asbestos by understanding:
    • Where to obtain information in relation to asbestos containing materials within soils and made up ground on site prior to commencing work.
    • What to do if suspicious materials are found.
    • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos.
  • Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs within soils and made up ground and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements, making reference to UKATA Asbestos Awareness Syllabus (A0022).

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • You will receive a UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) certificate in Asbestos Awareness in Soils and Made Ground.

How is this training delivered?

  • In-centre or Virtual training
    • In-centre: Course is theory based and delivered in the classroom.
    • Virtual: Course is theory based and delivered in a virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
  • The training is provided over a 6 hour period.
  • Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will assessed by a multiple-choice examination consisting of at least 15 questions under exam conditions.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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