UKATA Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers


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UKATA Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers

Asbestos related diseases account for around 5000 deaths each year, the biggest single cause of work related deaths in Great Britain. This is more than the number who die in road accidents. tradespeople, in particular joiners, carpenters, electricians and plumbers, are at risk. 

Asbestos Awareness training for Groundworkers is an adapted ‘asbestos awareness’ course which is designed to suit the needs of employees whose primary roles involve ground working. This course focuses on the risks from exposure to asbestos when working on brownfield sites; in particular made ground and contaminated land. 

Who needs this qualification?

Groundworkers; In particular, it should be given to all people employed on projects to redevelop brownfield sites. Also people working on sites where industrial buildings have been demolished, where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the ground on site and may expose them to ACMs that may be present within the land. 

Why is this training important?

This course will provide an awareness of in ground conditions and develop knowledge amongst employees regarding the hazards and risks posed by soils and ground on sites that may contain ACMs. This course further gives an overview of the legislative measures and guidance available to safeguard employees. 

Learning outcomes

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Understand the legislation involved in dealing with asbestos
  • Find out how damaging asbestos can be to your health
  • Decipher the types, uses an likely occurrences of asbestos
  • Recognise ACMs in made ground and soil including the concept of ‘free fibre contamination’
  • Perform emergency procedures if suspected contamination is identified preventing the spread of asbestos across the site. 


The Asbestos Awareness for Groundworkers course is accredited by UKATA is run by our most experienced trainers, who are qualified to BOHS P402 & P405 standards and have over 15 years experience in the health and safety industry.


Half day programme which can be delivered in-house at your venue for up to 15 delegates. Alternatively, you can book onto one of our open courses at an Ouch training facility. 

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