While it will cost you to become certified it doesn’t cost a thing to become informed. We can provide free information on asbestos, what it is, what it does, how to identify it and what to do if you have discovered it. You can also preview our courses here by contacting us.
There is a lot of free information available online and from government agencies. These agencies may even offer entire courses for free. However, for UKATA certification training providers will charge a fee for administration.
While there are many ways you can find reliable free advice and information there are also many unreliable and unregulated courses. These courses may claim that they are free with phrases such as ‘free trial’ but they will not issue certification and will require additional costs for testing. Certification is important as it provides evidence of understanding and ability, asbestos is a very dangerous material and improper handling can lead to serious consequences for workers and those around them.
Asbestos is a highly toxic fibre. When inhaled, the tiny needle like fibres become embedded in the lungs and over time can cause illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. Most countries around the world have banned the use of asbestos however, the substance was used widely and in a variety of different ways for many years, especially in construction. Old buildings and often sheds or even public buildings such as schools were built using asbestos containing materials. These are unsafe and should be removed by qualified professionals. There are many courses available to inform and certify a knowledge of and ability to work with asbestos. These courses can be expensive but so too can the effects of asbestos on your health and the health of others.