The audit involved an inspection of the practical area in RSK’s Coventry office, an observation of a training session and a detailed assessment of the asbestos training team’s procedures and risk assessments.
The auditor commented that it was “a good and enjoyable course, well delivered by a competent and experienced tutor”.
The qualification means that RSK is now a certified training body for asbestos control and can provide industry-recognised training to clients in the UK.
According to the UKATA website: “UKATA sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards. Legislation is continually monitored and the rules of membership are reviewed frequently in order to maintain the recognised UKATA standard of excellence.
“Any organisation that allows builders or maintenance personnel onto their premises should ensure that they have evidence of asbestos awareness training as a minimum. UKATA provides a quality standard for that training. It is a legal requirement that all who may come across asbestos in their day-to-day work have been provided with asbestos awareness training. Furthermore, if they intentionally work on asbestos, they must have had appropriate training specific to the tasks they will undertake. Using a UKATA member to provide that training ensures that the training provider has the facilities, knowledge and experience to properly undertake that training.”
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