As well as a legal requirement asbestos awareness training can mean the difference between life and death!

It is a fact the untrained handling of asbestos kills; it is often referred to as the hidden killer because it can cause four serious diseases mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything, therefore it is essential that anyone in the building trade has asbestos awareness.

UKASL are a forward thinking company based in Tyne and Wear specialising in the provision of high quality asbestos awareness training via distance learning, e-learning as well as in –house and face to face training. Although the Control of Asbestos regulations did not come into force until 2006 making asbestos awareness training a legal requirement for anyone in the building and engineering trade at UKASL we have been providing asbestos awareness to both individuals and companies since our establishment in 2001.

UKASL is headed by Les Cooper who has a wealth of experience in the engineering and building trade and is a pioneer of asbestos awareness dedicating years of his career to asbestos awareness and health and safety. He leads from the top and has a real passion for his work as he realises how important it is, it can really be the difference between life and death, he is widely regarded as the UK’s leading trainer and consultant. All of our asbestos awareness training courses are IATP and UKATA registered and regarded as the industry standard for local authority and large construction work.

We are conscious of the modern day’s time restraints and can provide comprehensive asbestos awareness at a time and in a location which suits you best. Contact us on 0800 612 2035 for further information to book your course today.



Whether you’re looking for in-house, online or distanced based training, UKASL can provide you with asbestos awareness training. Asbestos awareness is needed for any contractors working with most local authorities.