UKATA Non-Licensed Operative

Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training so that they can work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others.

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

What will I know and do?

Purpose

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10, Paragraph 128 - 131 specifies the training that is required for those working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials as defined by CAR 2012 Reg 3(2). This is also further stated in the Health and Safety Guidance Document HSG210 – Essentials Task Manual, Third Edition.

Course objective

To provide the delegate with the theoretical and practical skills to undertake non-licensed works with ACM’s. Persons requiring this type of training would include trade operatives undertaking tasks with ACM’s as defined in HSG210 and in accordance with CAR 2012 Reg 3 (2).

Who is it for?

Any persons carrying out non-licensed works with asbestos containing materials, as laid down in CAR 2012, Reg 3(2). This would normally include, but is not limited to, trade operatives such as demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, shop fitters, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, computer installers, fire and burglar alarm installers, architects, building surveyors and other such professionals or any other persons likely to disturb and carry out work on asbestos containing materials as defined in CAR 2012.

Entry requirements

There are no initial entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. Any additional requirements for the training can be found under the 'course duration' section of this page.

How to study

You can choose how to study for this qualification in a number of different ways such as;

  • Classroom based learning

  • In-house training

Duration

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

B1) Initial training with NO previous asbestos awareness training undertaken;

 

B2) Initial training with previous UKATA certificated asbestos awareness training (within 6 months);

 

B3) Refresher training having undergone B1 or B2 above within the last 12 months.

 

Definition:

 

B1) Initial training with no previous asbestos awareness training undertaken – The expected duration for this training will be 1 ½ days or a minimum of 9 hours tutor/learning time, this training must include the asbestos awareness element.

 

B2) 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 b 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 B1 training will be required. The expected duration for this training will be 1 day or 6 hours.

B3) Refresher training having undergone B1, B2 or B3 above within the last 12 months – Previous training certification will be verified to ensure that this was undertaken within the last 12 months, failure to demonstrate this will require B1 training as above. The expected duration for the refresher training will be determined by Nichol Associates Ltd by means of carrying out a training needs analysis and will be no less than 3 hours of tutor time.

 

NB: Once a full UKATA course has been successfully completed, thereafter the UKATA refresher course is based on TNA.

Assessment

Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will be assessed by a multiple-choice question paper. Candidates will be required to achieve a score of at 80% in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the candidate requiring to re-sit the examination under exam conditions.

How much will it cost?

The fee displayed will be the final cost per person.

Initial training

  • Classroom based learning - £120.00 + VAT

  • In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation

Refresher training

  • Classroom based learning - £80.00 + VAT

  • In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation

Guidance

A full range of asbestos guidance and publications can be found on the HSE website by clicking here

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