Local Asbestos Services are a fully certified UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association) training provider.
Asbestos awareness training is now mandatory for trades people that are most likely to encounter asbestos during their day to day work activities. Awareness training will help these tradespeople identify potential asbestos containing materials.
Trades such as joiners, plumbers, electricians, builders, decorators and many more are effected. The regulations regarding training will also apply to people who are self employed.
In house training centre
Here at LAS we have a in-house training centre that covers both theory and practical elements of all the asbestos training courses that we provide. Please see some photos below…
The asbestos training that you require will be dependent on the type of work that you may be performing.
LAS offer the following training courses:
- Asbestos awareness
- Non licensed asbestos removal (Cat B)
- Licensed removal – new operative
- Licensed removal – supervisor
- Refresher courses
Asbestos awareness training
Information, instruction and training for asbestos awareness is intended to give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos during any normal work which could disturb the fabric of a building, or other item which might contain asbestos.
It will not prepare workers, or self-employed contractors, to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb asbestos, further information, instruction and training will be needed.
Tradespeople who may require asbestos awareness training include joiners, plumbers, builders, electricians, data installers, decorators and many more.
None licensed asbestos awareness training
Non licensed asbestos removal covers materials such as decorative textured coating, floor tiles and asbestos cement products.
Workers who may need this level of information, instruction and training include those listed under asbestos awareness and whose work will require them to disturb asbestos-containing materials, such as:
- Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
- Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
- Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
- Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding
The information taught on this course will also cover NNLW (notifiable non licensed work)
Licensed asbestos awareness training
Licensed asbestos removal covers materials such as asbestos insulation board, pipe lagging, sprayed coating and loose fill insulation. Most work with higher risk asbestos-containing materials must be carried out by licensed contractors.
Only competent workers and managers, provided with suitable information instruction and training and using appropriate respiratory and other protective equipment, may undertake licensed asbestos work
LAS offer numerous courses that cover licensed asbestos removal. We provide training that covers new operatives, supervisors and also any refresher courses that are needed.
Book your training course
To book an asbestos training course visit our contact page and provide the details of the course that you require, with the number of delegates that want to attend. Please note that some courses require a minimum number of delegates to attend.