DUTY TO MANAGE ASBESTOS
This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of asbestos training for those requiring an overview of managing asbestos containing materials in buildings.
The document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of 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 course covers an overview of the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises as specified in CAR 2012.
PLEASE NOTE FOR DUTY HOLDERS, APPOINTED PERSONS OR OTHERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO MANAGE ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS, PLEASE SEE THE DUTY TO MANAGE ASBESTOS – APPOINTED PERSON COURSE SYLLABUS.
THIS COURSE ONLY PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE REQUIREMENTS
Any persons who requires an overview of the duty to manage and legislative requirements. This would normally include, but is not limited to duty holder’s assistants, appointed persons assistants, building owners, landlords, sub-lessors, managing agents etc. and any person assisting duty holders in the compliance with CAR 2012 regulation 4.
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.
DM1) Initial training with no previous UKATA asbestos awareness training undertaken: The expected duration for this training will be 1 day or a minimum of 6 learning hours, this training must include the asbestos awareness element as laid down in the Asbestos Awareness Syllabus.
DM2) Initial training with previous UKATA certificated asbestos awareness training within 6 months of the start date: Verification of the asbestos awareness training must be undertaken by the 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 DM1 training will be required. The expected duration for this training will be ½ day or 3 learning hours.
DM3) 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.