CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum half day of 3 learning hours
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the training content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for operatives doing licensed work with asbestos.
The scope of this standard covers:
- the purpose, appropriate choice and correct selection from a range of suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE), including any limitations
- the correct use, cleaning, maintenance and safe storage of RPE, with specific attention to make sure RPE is working correctly, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and information
- the importance of achieving and maintaining a good seal between face and RPE, the relevance of fit tests, and the importance of being clean shaven
- the suitability, correct use, storage and maintenance of protective clothing, including clothing used for transit
- other work hazards, including working at height, electrical, slips, trips and falls and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- an introduction to the relevant regulations, ACoPs and guidance that apply to asbestos work and other regulations that deal with the carriage and disposal of asbestos
- hazards near by
- wear time
- face fit (qualitative & quantitative)
- RPE types
- RPE components & checks
- correctly donning & wearing the respirator
- maintenance, storage & record keeping
- regulations & guidance:HSG53/ OC282-28
- wearing the correct coveralls as in the plan of work
- hard hats
- boots (working, transit & site duties)
- gloves appropriate to the task
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.
As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:
- a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate e.g. NVQ Level 3 award in learning and development or higher
- at least 5 years relevant industrial experience
- a verifiable CV
Delivery in an off the job environment.
All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.
The following practical equipment must be available during the training course:
- PPE (coveralls, disposable underwear, transit shoes);
- RPE (full-face and ori-nasal RPE kits);
The candidate/instructor ratio must not be more than 6:1 to allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.
The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:
- a mixture of classroom and demonstration and practice
The following elements of training must be delivered using demonstration and practice utilising the practical equipment detailed above:
This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical learning.
This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.
For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment and knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.
Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.
CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard.
Approved training organisations will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.
Renewal/refreshment may be required as the result of an employer TNA and should be delivered under the asbestos licenced operative refresher training standard.
Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.
The candidate will be able to:
- State the activities which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of controls to prevent exposure.
- State the control limit and describe the purpose of air monitoring and how it can be used to assess exposure including the importance of personal monitoring.
- Comply with all workplace health, safety and welfare legislation requirements.
- Maintain relevant records in accordance with the organisational procedures.
- Prevent the risk of damage to occupational resources and surrounding environment when moving, handling and/or storing resources.
- State the purpose, appropriate choice, and correct selection of a range of RPE including limitations.
- Describe and demonstrate the correct use, cleaning, maintenance and safe storage of RPE and the need to ensure RPE is working correctly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and information.
- State why a good seal between the face and RPE is required, the relevance of fit tests and the importance of being clean shaven.
- Outline the suitability, correct use, storage and maintenance of protective clothing, including clothing used for transit.
Other organisations who work with asbestos awareness
ACAD (Asbestos Control and Abatement Division)
ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
HSE (Health and Safety Executive)
NFDC (National Federation of Demolition Contractors)
UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association)
IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers)
BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society)
RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health)
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Licensed Asbestos)