Asbestos Licensed Operative Course (New)

This course provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required of asbestos removal projects


For companies looking for comprehensive training on working with asbestos, choose our latest offering from NATAS. This course provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for asbestos removal projects. Our Asbestos Licensed Operative Course is an in-person, classroom-delivered training program suitable for licensed businesses, teams and individuals who may work with asbestos to the degree of significant risk or hazard. 

Contact us today for more information regarding our Asbestos Licensed Operative Course. Alternatively, learn more about our excellent introductory Online Asbestos Awareness Course to get your team started.

This course provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for asbestos removal projects. Successful completion of the course will allow candidates to undertake asbestoslicensed works in accordance with the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012 and all associated Codes of practice Training is in accordance with Regulation 10 of Work with materials containing asbestos, Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Approved Code of Practice and guidance (L143) and Chapter 4 of Asbestos: The licensed contractors’ guide (HSG247)

Licensed contractors must carry out most work with higher-risk asbestos-containing materials. Only competent workers and managers, provided with suitable information instruction and training and using appropriate respiratory and other protective equipment, may undertake licensed asbestos work.

Suitability – Who should attend?:

This course suits all persons beginning work within the asbestos removal industry. This course is tailored to delegates without prior training; it includes a mix of theoretical and practical elements.

Pre Course Requisites:

There is no pre-requisite for this course. It is an excellent first course for any licensed professional beginning work on or around asbestos-containing materials.


The Asbestos Licensed Operative Course is comprehensive and consists of 3-Days Classroom Training. We provide the training for the course in-person to give delegates an opportunity to learn and ask questions in real time, ensuring they are knowledgeable and confident in the course.


Each delegate who completes the course successfully will be awarded a full certification accredited by IATP. The course complies with the new Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 and HSE guidance (chapter 4 of HSG247).

A refresher course should be completed annually.


The Asbestos Licensed Operative Course cost depends on how many learners you wish to train and accredit. Please complete an enquiry form for a quote on the total cost and expenses.


For more information on the Asbestos Licensed Operative Course, find the answers to your queries in our most frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can also look for more advice and guidance by contacting our expert team for further information. 

What is the Difference Between Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos Training?

When it comes to working with and removing asbestos, the work is often labelled as either licensed or non-licensed. This indicates the most appropriate measures to be taken when dealing with the ACMs, as well as suitable preventative measures and qualifications required for the work. 

Non-Licensed asbestos work is usually classified as lower risk, and although training is necessary it does not require a license. 

Licensed asbestos work involves activities labelled as high-risk and significant hazards and must be carried out by a licensed professional. 

What are Asbestos-Containing Materials?

Asbestos-containing materials, otherwise known as ACMs, are the common building materials often found on construction sites that have been created with asbestos. This now-illegal building material was commonly used in construction between the years 1930 to 1980. Asbestos is now considered a significant health hazard,  responsible for the deaths of 5,000 people every year. When ACMs are disturbed in the process of removal or renovation in a building, asbestos fibres are released into the air and consequently inhaled by the public. It is best practice to remove ACMs from a building using the expertise of trained, licensed asbestos operatives. 

What is included in the role of an Asbestos Removal Operative?

An asbestos removal operative is tasked with a high standard of work relating to and regarding asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). This includes both ACMs within the built space and contamination of the external environment. Their role is to remove or make safe the ACMs to reduce exposure to the public. This role requires licensed training as it is generally considered more high-risk with direct contact in removing asbestos.

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Who are Natas?

NATAS was first established in 1996 as the National Asbestos Training & Accreditation Scheme. It was the first 100% dedicated asbestos training provider in the UK and the first independent asbestos training provider to be recognised by HSE. Since then NATAS has trained tens of thousands of people in all aspects of asbestos from awareness through to asbestos removal and maintenance, asbestos surveying, material analysis, air testing and consultancy.

NATAS remains the UK's longest established independent asbestos training provider and to this day maintains itself as a highly respected training provider in the UK and worldwide.

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