Training - Classroom

Environmental Essentials currently offer UKATA (United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association) and IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers) certified classroom training on a National basis together with monthly open courses at each of our Regional Offices in Staffordshire, North Wales, Scotland, and Crawley.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training
UKATA Non Licensed Work Training 
UKATA Duty to Manage Training including Asbestos Awareness Training
UKATA RPE Competent Person Training

BOHS P402 Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling
BOHS P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)

BOHS P404 Air Sampling and Clearnace Testing of Asbestos
BOHS P405 Asbestos Management in Buildings 

Please visit our BOHS page for more details on all courses available  


Duty to Manage - Appointed Person Training

We have a full training facility including a practical area at our Head Quarters in Newcastle-under-Lyme which is available free of charge to our clients or our trainers can provide the training at our clients own site, room permitting. All of our trainers have worked within the Asbestos Industry and have conducted both site inspections and managed asbestos re-mediation works and have the certificate of competence (CoCA).

We also hold monthly open / public courses in Staffordshire ( Newcastle-under-Lyme ), Crawley, Abergele, and Bellshill. For forthcoming dates please go to


Course Summary

Asbestos Awareness (Half day duration) 

Aimed at, and required by all those who wish to work on the fabric of any premises built / refurbished before the year 2000, and those who influence such works.  It does not train you how to work with any forms of asbestos, but how to work safely on site (from an asbestos point of view) and how to avoid the risks.  

Basic Syllabus:

  • Asbestos; the magic mineral
  • Use of asbestos
  • Health effects 
  • Legislation
  • Emergency procedure

 Asbestos Awareness (refresher) (Approx half day duration)

Asbestos Refresher Training is required on an annual basis and should be based around a training needs analysis and reflection on experiences within the training intervals.

Basic Syllabus:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Use of asbestos
  • Reviewing experiences & sharing good practice
  • Summary

 Duty to Manage (Full day course duration) 

Aimed at all those who have  maintenance / repair obligations / responsibilities for non domestic premises (please note that communal areas of domestic premises are deemed as non-domestic, such as lift lobby’s, corridors, plant rooms etc).  These people are said to be ‘duty-holders’ of such premises, and carry responsibilities for the management of the asbestos that is present under regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012). This course looks at duty-holders’ obligations, how to manage the asbestos effectively and how to select competent organisations to survey and re-mediate the asbestos on your premises.

Basic Syllabus:

  • Asbestos Awareness Syllabus plus…
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Assessing & prioritizing ACMs 
  • Developing the asbestos management plan 
  • Selecting your asbestos professionals 
  • The re-mediation process 
  • Identifying and overcoming site issues 
  • Case study 
  • Summary 

Non Licensed Work (From 1 Full day including practical exercises - depending on existing knowledge)

The course is aimed at all employees who knowingly work with Non-Licensed asbestos containing materials, such as maintenance workers, roofing contractors and those who supervise such works.  The course content is fully compliant with the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and HSE guidance: Asbestos Essentials (Task Manual)

If required, the content of courses can be customised around the very materials that your organisation needs to work upon, such as asbestos cement, roofing materials or asbestos containing gaskets etc.

Basic Syllabus:

  • Properties and use of asbestos
  • Health effects
  • Legislation
  • Use of RPE/PPE
  • Safe Working Methods
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Waste Disposal
  • Emergency Procedures

Non Licensed Work (Refresher) (Half Day Duration)

Non Licensed Work Training is required on an annual basis and should be based around a training needs analysis and reflection on experiences within the training intervals.

Basic Syllabus:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Use of asbestos
  • Reviewing experiences & sharing good practice
  • Practical
  • Summary

RPE Competent Person (Half Day Duration)

Aimed at, employers, supervisors, health & safety representatives and elected company representatives who are responsible for the selection, use, maintenance and the record keeping for employees RPE. 

Anybody selecting, using or maintaining RPE should be competent and should be able to demonstrate this by reference to records of appropriate training. 

Theory Modules:

  • Respiratory Protective Equipment
  • Legal Requirements
  • Hazardous Substance

Items Covered:

  • Filters
  • RPE Cleaning
  • RPE Maintenance
  • Storage of RPE
  • Disposal
  • Record Keeping
  • Face Fit Testing
  • Assigned Protection Factors
  • Risk Phrases
  • Hazard Groups

Who needs Asbestos Awareness Training

All workers who are liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work should be trained so that they can recognise asbestos containing materials and know what to do if they come across them. 

The main groups of people include:

general maintenance staff;
gas fitters;
painters and decorators;
demolition workers;
construction workers;
heating and ventilation engineers;
telecommunications engineers;
fire and burglar alarm installers;
computer installers;
architects, building surveyors and other such professionals;
shop fitters.


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