Venue TASC HQ, Chorley
Duration Variable
Level Introductory


Our Asbestos in Soils Awareness course has been specially developed for trade personnel who are likely to work on projects developing brownfield sites or the sites of demolished industrial buildings.

Please note: This is an awareness course and does not train you to work with asbestos containing materials.

Who is the course for?

Supervisors and trade personnel, including trainees, such as: site managers, supervisors and agents; site remediation employees; construction workers; ground workers; plant and machinery operators; utility installers and maintainers; and other such professionals.

Architects, building surveyors, designers (including principal designers) and other such professionals may require a more developed course. This would include the core syllabus in this course, together with an additional module which includes the interaction between the various duties under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and those within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. For more detail contact the office regarding a bespoke course.

Why attend?

Asbestos in Soils Awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all people employed on projects to redevelop brownfield sites and / or sites that have previously been occupied by industrial buildings that have been demolished, where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the soils and ground on site and may expose them to ACMs that may be present. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out on sites in which the soils are free from risk of airborne fibres.

How long does the course take?

The duration of the training can be divided into three categories. The chosen category will be determined by undertaking a training needs analysis (TNA) on individual delegates attending open courses or through discussions with the client at the time of booking to establish the correct course and duration for the training:

ASA1: Initial training with no previous asbestos awareness training undertaken

The expected duration for this training will be 1 day or a minimum of 6 learning hours. This training must include the asbestos awareness element as laid down in the Asbestos Awareness Syllabus.

ASA2: Initial training with previous UKATA certificated asbestos awareness training within 6 months of the start date

Verification of the asbestos awareness training will be undertaken by TASC and must be no more than six months from the date of the asbestos awareness training, should the asbestos awareness training fall outside of this then ASA1 training will be required. The expected duration for this training will be ½ day or 3 learning hours.

ASA3: Refresher training

This should be considered if work methods change or gaps in competency have been identified by means of carrying out a TNA. It is important to note that Regulation 10 of the ACoP requires employers to make sure that anyone who supervises employees who are liable to disturb asbestos during their work ensures they receive the correct level of information, instruction and training to enable them to carry out their work safely and competently and without risk to themselves or others.

Where does the course take place?

The course can be delivered at our training centre in Chorley or at the client’s premises if suitable training facilities are available.

What do I need to bring?

Just bring yourself and a whole bunch of enthusiasm. We supply the rest.

When does the course take place?

Our course times vary. Please contact us using the enquiry form for more details on when the next available course is taking place.

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At TASC, we have been providing UKATA asbestos training for over 15 years.

  • We are a founding member of UKATA
  • We are able to tailor your training requirements to individual needs
  • All refresher training is based on a training needs analysis (TNA)

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Chorley, PR6 7EN

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