Everything You Need to Know About IATP

Who are IATP?

The Independent Asbestos Training Providers offers customers a comprehensive list of asbestos training providers within the UK. Working in cooperation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), IATP make sure that all providers are independently audited to ensure the highest quality of training is provided. Because of this, they only lists those training providers who have submitted documentary evidence to prove their compliance with regulations.

Why did IATP form?

IATP’s purpose is to direct customers to the best Asbestos training providers in the UK. Wherever you are based, their database will find a selection of providers within your desired mile radius. As asbestos still poses a threat today, IATP understand the need for workers to gain the right certificates which are legally required.

As a non-for-profit organisation, IATP support Asbestos related charities as they help raise awareness of the dangers of being exposed to asbestos fibres. IATP are proud supporters of the HSE’s Asbestos: Hidden Killer Campaign as roughly 20 tradesmen die a week because of exposure to asbestos. They also support charities such as the British Lung Foundation and Mesothelioma UK.

What types of training do IATP support?

Employers are legally required to provide asbestos training to all employees who might come across asbestos during their day-to-day tasks. All staff intentionally working with asbestos (builders, contractors, plumbers etc.), must have adequate training to minimise all risks of asbestos exposure during tasks.

Asbestos Awareness [formerly Type A]

For work on a site that has no intention of removing any asbestos present on a building built before 2000, then asbestos awareness training is what is required. This training will helps avoid potential risks and reduce chances of asbestos being disturbed.

Non-Licensed Asbestos Work [formerly Type B]

This training is designed for those workers that will be completing projects around low-risk types of asbestos. It is likely that there is an increased chance of disturbing it. This training is needed for maintenance workers and their supervisors as well as those who complete asbestos analysis and sampling.

Licensed Asbestos Work [formerly Type C]

Those companies with a HSE license who work with asbestos or remove high risk asbestos require Licensable Work with Asbestos Training. Task-specific information, instruction and training must also be provided to all employees.

Why choose a IATP training provider?

Online Asbestos offer IATP Asbestos Awareness Training Courses. Here are some reasons why you should choose IATP online asbestos training with Online Asbestos:

    • All training materials and examinations are completely audited and approved by IATP.
    • Our professional tutors and provide comprehensive email support for all candidates.
    • Access to the training is full automated and available 24 hours a day
    • Course Management and Tutor Presentation are audited by IATP themselves.
  • All IATP Training Providers generate an IATP Online Certificate with a certificate number unique to you.

For more information on the IATP Asbestos Awareness Training Course or any of our asbestos awareness courses, contact us today.