The Duty to Manage – Appointed Person is directed at those responsible for asbestos containing materials in buildings as defined within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR), HSG 264 – Asbestos: The Survey Guide (HSG264) and HSG 227 – A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Asbestos (HSG227).
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 4 – This regulation covers the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. It requires duty holders to identify the location and condition of asbestos in non-domestic premises and to manage the risk to prevent harm to anyone who works on the building or to building occupants. It also explains what is required of people who have a duty to co-operate with the main duty holder to enable them to comply with the regulation. Non-domestic premises include the common parts of domestic premises.
Persons as defined under CAR 2012, Regulation 4 will require information, instruction and training to ensure they undertake their responsibilities to ensure compliance with CAR 2012.
HSG 264 requires an appointed person to assist in the management of asbestos containing materials in buildings (paragraph 14). HSG 264, requires the person appointed to be provided with the necessary skills and training for the effective management of asbestos in buildings.
To provide the delegate with the theoretical and practical skills to undertake the management of asbestos containing materials within the buildings that they are responsible for as defines in CAR 2012.
The duration of the training is expected to be a minimum of three days. UKATA define one day as a minimum of 6 hours tutor time, therefore a minimum of 18 hours tutor delegate time will be expected.