We are proud to say that we are CITB ATO & IATP approved to provide both ‘Category A Asbestos Awareness’ & ‘Category B Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal’ courses. We deliver our training using real-life examples and tailored elements specific to your industry.
Asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) were originally used in construction for their acoustic properties, low electrical conductivity and resistance to fire, heat and chemicals. If inhaled, the fibres remain deposited in the lungs, causing diseases such as asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancers and mesothelioma. Now that we know just how dangerous asbestos is to human health, the production of ACM’s for the construction industry has completely ceased since 1999. Unfortunately, since 1900 approximately 6.1 million tonnes of asbestos were imported to the UK and used in the manufacture of approximately 3000 different products. As a result, these materials are still widely found and uncovered during renovations, demolitions and extensions of existing buildings. The awareness, handling and disposing of asbestos-containing materials are carefully monitored in accordance with the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.’ Making it crucial for the construction industry and related contractors to stay up to date with training.
Thankfully the IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers) and the CITB ATO (Construction Industry Training Board – Approved Training Organisations) register provide many options for training providers across the UK. Both the category A (asbestos awareness) & category B (non-licensed removal) courses that we provide, are listed in the construction training directory and candidate achievements will be listed in the construction training register. You can find out more about CITB approved organisations and the benefits of using them below.
We recommend that you think carefully about what you want to get out of the course before selecting a training provider, as not all instructors can give the same quality insight. You may want to consider learning from a peer rather than an office-based training company perhaps? And that is exactly what we provide here at Trustland Construction. Utilising our 49 years of practical experience we can create a unique environment, to attendees’ benefit. With this position, we were selected as 2021 finalists in the NFB’s Construction Awards of Excellence ‘Training Initiative of the Year’ category and we couldn’t be more proud.
Benefits of training with us…
Our Asbestos specialist and primary training provider Richard Brennan is himself a UKAS accredited P402 asbestos surveyor with many years of experience with Asbestos Containing Materials. His knowledge and experience allow him to provide real-life examples and scenarios when delivering the course to other tradespeople.
We currently offer both ‘Category A Asbestos Awareness’ and ‘Category B Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal’ courses that can be completed from either our training facility in Bromborough or at a site of your choice. Of course, another major benefit to training with a company like ourselves is that we understand the importance of targeted training methods too. If you have a specific area that you would like to focus on, such as roofing, building maintenance or pipework and gaskets; we will gladly tailor the course to accommodate your needs if possible. Ensuring you receive an in-depth understanding of the most relevant tasks to your team.
What is the difference between the two courses?
Simply put, the ‘Category A Asbestos Awareness’ course is intended to educate workers so that they know how and when to avoid work that may disturb potential asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb ACMs, further information, instruction and training will be needed.
Our other course; ‘Category B Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal,’ delves deeper into risk assessments, safe working practices, PPE, emergency procedures, waste handling and legal requirements, involved in non-licensed asbestos removal.
Workers who may need this level of information, instruction and training include those listed under asbestos awareness above 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
A full description of the two courses can be found on the hse.gov.uk website here and you can read our Asbestos Awareness course outline below.
“Asbestos isn’t the most exciting topic, that being said, Richard did a fantastic job in making the day as captivating and as relevant as it could be. His excellent delivery and unique experiences kept us all interested from the very start and throughout.” – Category B Trainee
Get in Touch
If you would like to find out more, please contact our primary training provider Richard Brennan, or training coordinator Julia Cornelius. You can reach them via our asbestos training email: ATO@trustland.co.uk or our HQ phone line: 0151 653 5566.