UKATA Training Courses

We're a UKATA certified provider of asbestos training courses. Find out about our upcoming course dates below.

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training Courses

Franks Portlock is a UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association) certified provider of asbestos awareness training courses. Founded in 2006, our national industry experience combines proven consultancy expertise with a personal service to our clients.

About our training sessions

Asbestos awareness training is a mandatory requirement, outlined by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, for anyone who might come into contact with asbestos in the course of their work. It it also recommended for supervisors, managers or anyone else responsible for works which might disturb asbestos. Our training courses are comprehensive and fully compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Examples of those who may come into contact with asbestos include:

  • Anyone who may disturb the fabric of buildings.
  • People who work on contaminated land.
  • Anyone maintaining a building that may be affected by asbestos use.

Our flexible approach means we are able to add supplementary elements to the training if required, making it relevant to your circumstances – that can mean supporting you in working with different types of asbestos, or honing training to the particular maintenance work you may be carrying out.

To book a place on one of our asbestos awareness training courses, or to enquire further, please contact us.

Our upcoming UKATA asbestos awareness training sessions

We offer UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training throughout the UK. We’ll be releasing the dates of our 2019 courses early in the new year.

All events will be held at: Franks Portlock Head Office, Unit 2b Hylton Park, Sunderland, SR5 3HD.


It’s fantastic to have received some great feedback from attendees who have found our asbestos awareness training useful. Read some of the comments we’ve recently received below:

“Based on the several years I have used the services of Franks Portlock I would have no hesitation recommending their company to a business needing asbestos training or survey services.”

  • Montagu-Evans, Building & Services Director, Bridges Shopping Centre

“The training course was well worthwhile, a great insight for us all and Franks Portlock was a pleasure to deal with – very efficient and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend them.”

  • Chris Ettershank Joiners

If you’d like to know more about the content, dates, or booking one of our UKATA courses, call us on 0191 419 3116 or leave us a message here.

Useful information about our training courses

Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with asbestos.

Will I receive a Qualification?
Yes! All delegates who successfully pass the assessment exam will receive a UKATA certificate of training which is valid for one year.

Can the training be held at my premises?
Please get in touch to discuss delegate numbers and dates.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend the training?
Delegates must be 18 years or older to attend.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the training?
There is free parking at the venue.

What can I bring to the training?
Please bring any notepads/books/pens/tablets/laptops as required, however full course materials will be provided.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email any enquiries to with ‘Asbestos Awareness Training’ as the subject.

What’s the refund policy?
Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the course.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes, please just click here to email us with any changes.

Click here to book your place.
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Bernard Interiors

During a recent review by our Health and Safety consultant, it was noted that a Legionella Risk Assessment was necessary for our studio. We contacted Franks Portlock who undertook a full review of the premises and provided us with a greater understanding of the UK regulations and requirements. Sean Green supplied us with a detailed Legionella risk assessment and offered pragmatic advice and guidance on the procedures required to remain compliant, the whole process was seamless from start to finish.. Sean attention to detail and dedication was faultless throughout the entire process and it was a pleasure to work with both him and the team.

The de Ferrers Trust

Six months ago, we instructed Sean and the team at Franks Portlock for their services in Water Hygiene and we have been blown away by the service he has provided us. We have a number of different schools on board with him that range from full water hygiene monthly management, to RA's and Annual services. When tendering we found that Frank's Portlocks cost were similar to what we were already paying, however the level of detail that the contract covers far outweighs any previous contract we've ever had. The Monthly meetings have made a massive difference in ensuring that faults and risk items are dealt with promptly and appropriately. As the person who oversees compliance across our trust, I no longer have to worry about the water hygiene compliance in our schools that use Franks Portlock.

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