DUTY TO MANAGE : APPOINTED PERSON
This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of asbestos training for 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 document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of all courses. Trainers can offer bespoke or tailored training for the remainder of any training session but the core content MUST be adhered to.
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.
Any persons responsible for managing asbestos within non-domestic premise, as laid down in CAR 2012, Regulation 4, Table 6 and paragraphs 93 – 102 inclusive. This would normally include, but is not limited to duty holders, appointed persons, building owners, landlords, sub-lessors, managing agents etc. and any person responsible for maintenance or repair of non-domestic buildings.
The duration of the training is expected to be a minimum of three days. UKATA define one day as a minimum of 6 learning hours, therefore a minimum of 18 learning hours will be expected.
The duration of the training can be divided into three categories; the chosen category should be determined by undertaking a training needs analysis on individual delegates attending open courses or discussions with the client at the time of booking to establish the correct course and duration for the training.
AP1) Initial training with no previous UKATA asbestos awareness training undertaken: The expected duration for this training will be 3 days or a minimum of 18 learning hours, this training must include the asbestos awareness element as laid down in Asbestos Awareness Syllabus.
AP2) Initial training with previous UKATA certificated asbestos awareness training within 6 months of the start date training provider and must be no more than six months from the date of the asbestos awareness training, should the asbestos awareness training fall outside of this, then AP1 training will be required. The expected duration for this training will be 15 learning hours or 2½ days.
AP3) Refresher training should be considered if works methods change or gaps in competency have been identified by means of carrying out a TNA. It is important to note that Reg 10 of the ACoP requires employers to make sure that anyone who supervises employees who are liable to disturb asbestos during their work ensures they receive the correct level of information, instruction and training to enable them to carry out their work safely and competently and without risk to themselves or others.