UKATA Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers

(Limited to 15 delegates)

Asbestos in soils

The half day Asbestos Awareness Training course offers an introduction to asbestos with a bespoke element for Groundworkers. It covers an overview of health effects, details of protective equipment, legislation and safe working practices. It includes a multiple choice exam.

Who should attend?

Asbestos awareness training should be given to any persons who may encounter asbestos containing materials during their day to day work activities whilst undertaking ground work activities.

In particular, it should be given to site investigation engineers, utilities installation and maintenance engineers, ground work operatives, including ground drilling and manual excavations, fencing installation, on site remediation and waste disposal, or any other persons likely to disturb asbestos containing materials as defined in CAR 2012 and JIWG CAR-SOIL 2016.


To raise awareness and develop an employee’s knowledge about the risks and hazards posed by asbestos containing materials.

Course content:

  • An introduction to asbestos; history, types, uses
  • Asbestos in Soils Origins including free fibre contamination
  • Legislation and safe working practices
  • Overview of the health effects
  • Inadvertent identification of hidden ACM’s, short term remediation, isolation and emergency procedures
  • How to avoid the risk from asbestos
  • Multiple choice exam

Course duration:

4 hours

In-house cost:


(plus any disbursements)

This course is available in-house at a location of your choice or at our Cardiff Training Centre.


UKATA Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers certificate to all successful delegates.

This course is CPD registered and 4 CPD hours will appear on your certificate.

Course fees include UKATA Registration and Certificate. ID badges are available on request.

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