UKATA Non-Licenced Work with Asbestos Inc. NNLW (Formerly knows as CATB)



This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of non-licensed asbestos training as contained within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR). The document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of all courses. Trainers can offer bespoke or tailored training for the remainder of any training session but the core content MUST be adhered to.


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 HSG 210 – Essentials Task Manual, Third Edition.
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).

Course Duration / Other Info

It is advised that when a training provider is contacted by a prospective client, the following questions are asked to determine that the correct training is provided, this list is not exhaustive.

i. Who is the training for? ii.    What type of work does the company/individual undertake? iii.       Specifically, what tasks will be required with asbestos? (taken from HSG 210 (A1-A38)) iv. What previous experience do the delegates have?  Can this be evidenced?  When was this undertaken?

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.


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 as laid down in UKATA document A0022.

B2)  Initial training with previous UKATA certificated asbestos awareness training within 6 months of  the start date.   Verification of the asbestos awareness training must be undertaken by the training  provider 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 should be verified to ensure that this was undertaken within the last 12 months  and also by a UKATA Training Provider, failure to demonstrate this will require B1 training as above.  The expected duration for the refresher training will be determined by the training provider carrying  out a training needs analysis and should 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.

If the TNA proves that the delegate has retained sufficient knowledge from the initial full UKATA course then they are able to undertake the appropriate UKATA refresher year on year.

An effective TNA is the key to delivering the appropriate training and is a UKATA Training Provider’s proof that a refresher course is sufficient.

Qualifications / Certification

CITB Short Duration Training

Tier 1