Asbestos licensed scaffolding operative


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the training content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for scaffolders working near asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the training content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for scaffolders working near asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

The scope includes:

  • How to avoid exposure when working near asbestos 
  • Types of asbestos fibres - characteristics, uses, identification methods 
  • Nature and levels of risk for different groups of ACMs 
  • Types of products that may contain asbestos and their likely locations 
  • How fibres cause disease, types of asbestos-related diseases and how they are related to exposure 
  • How to recognise that exposure has occurred 
  • How to deal with minor/gross contamination and decontamination procedures 
  • The use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • Legal responsibilities of individuals, employer and management 
  • The role of the asbestos removal company and supervisory license holder (SLH) and the information that should be shared between all parties.  

Training delivered against this standard will not provide candidates with the trainingcontent specified by HSE for operatives removing ACMs.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • Operative and Craft
  • Supervision
  • Management
  • Leadership

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction/Supervision

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 
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or 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 class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

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/Refresher

Recommended Refreshment: HSE, other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (that is, to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every year.

Approval date

17 November 2017

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

 

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome
  • Outline how to avoid exposure when working near asbestos
Managing and working with asbestos
  • List the types, characteristics and uses of asbestos fibres
  • List the types of products that may contain asbestos and their likely locations
Where can you find asbestos?
  • Identify the nature and levels of risk for different groups of ACMs
  • Outline how fibres cause disease, the types of asbestos-related diseases and how they are related to exposure
Why is asbestos dangerous?
  • Identify when exposure has occurred 
  • Deal with minor/gross contamination and outline decontamination procedures
What to do if you discover or accidentally disturb asbestos during your work (HSE online pdf)
  • Identify the requirements for and correctly use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and personal protective equipment (PPE)

HSE details of Asbestos essentials

HSE details of respiratrory protective equipment

  • Outline the legal responsibilities of individuals, employer and management
  • Identify the role of the asbestos removal company and supervisory license holder (SLH) and the information that should be shared between all parties
Asbestos: The licensed contractors’ guide

Additional information

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)

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