Asbestos management for duty holders
- Last updated: 17 June 2019
- Grant rate/tier: £70 (Tier 2)
- Grant code: GET2182
CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 3 days of 6 learning hours per day
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 impose duties on every person who has, by virtue of a contract or tenancy, an obligation in relation to the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises to manage the risk from asbestos. Duty holders will need to be able to identify, assess and manage any asbestos containing materials on their premises. The objective of this training is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to carry out this role and so will help organisations and companies understand more about asbestos management and how to comply with Regulation 4, The Duty to Manage.
The scope covers:
- different types of asbestos
- asbestos containing products
- risks to health
- Regulation 4 Duty to Manage Asbestos
- asbestos surveys
- asbestos survey report
- action following an asbestos survey report
- asbestos survey data
- asbestos management plans and registers
- information and training
- audit and review
- selecting analysts and contractors
- asbestos industry work requirements and roles
- the asbestos analyst
- record keeping and auditing
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
- supervisor/manager of asbestos removal and/or asbestos surveying
- duty holder
- asbestos manager.
It is recommended that the candidate should have an awareness of the contents of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (Regulation 4) and supporting ACoP L143; also HSG248 Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures plus HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide.
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 Learning and Development or higher
- successfully completed training to this standard
- at least 3 years relevant experience
- a verifiable CV.
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.
The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:
- a mixture of classroom and demonstration and practice
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.
This standard is considered to be set at an advanced level.
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.
CITB will gain assurance through the third party’s quality arrangements.
Approved Training Organisations will be required to supply confirmation of approval (centre approval and scheme approval) with the related third party awarding organisation or body. In most cases this will be an approval certificate provided by the third party awarding organisation or body, listing the routes, qualifications and categories they are approved to deliver. In addition, a copy of the most recent external quality assurance monitoring report will be required, relating to the standard that you wish to be approved for.
This information will be reviewed by CITB’s quality assurance team. Approval will be subject to the required third party documentation being supplied by you. As part of the quality assurance checks, CITB may confirm the accuracy of documentation with the issuing organisation.
There is no renewal or refresher requirement.
To be confirmed
Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.
|The candidate will be able to:||Additional guidance to support learning outcome|
|Explain the health risks, uses and properties of asbestos.||
|Describe the legislation relating to asbestos.||
|Explain the duty holder’s / appointed person’s responsibility for asbestos surveys.||
|Describe the requirements for asbestos survey reports and the action to be taken for ACMs using asbestos survey data.||
|Use and implement Asbestos Management Plans||
|Explain the requirements for information, training and audits.||
|Explain the procedures for enabling remedial work to be carried out.||
|Explain the procedures for carrying out remedial work.
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