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Contract Manager (Licensed Asbestos)


The purpose of this standard is to provide delegates with the relevant skills and knowledge to direct the removal of asbestos safely, by minimising exposure to asbestos.
Standard details
Title Contract Manager (Licensed Asbestos)

Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours


The purpose of this standard is to provide delegates with the relevant skills and knowledge to direct the removal of asbestos safely, by minimising exposure to asbestos. It is essential for recently trained employees, particularly those new to directing asbestos work, to consolidate their newly acquired skills and knowledge by putting them to use on the job. Training on its own does not make people working with asbestos competent. Training must be consolidated so that the person becomes confident, skilful, and knowledgeable in practice on the job. 


· directing, monitoring, and supervising all aspects of work on site

· supervising key stages of work

· producing and managing plans of work

· notifying the appropriate enforcing authorities

· changes in circumstances

· emergency procedures

· monitoring and auditing of work activities

· communicating with and monitoring workers in the enclosure and hygiene unit

· providing additional training, information, and instruction

· assessing competence

· air monitoring

· keeping and maintaining results and records

· the procedures for dealing with accidents, incidents, and emergencies

· importance of keeping the work area clean

· laboratory analyst requirements

· procedures required to allow the issue of the certificate of reoccupation

Occupational relevance

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

· management and leadership

Delegates pre-requisites

There are no delegate pre-requisites as part of this standard, however a basic knowledge of ‘Managing and working with asbestos – Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 approved code of practice and guidance’ would be beneficial.


As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

· an award in education and training (or equivalent, as per requirements for approved training organisations

· successfully completed training to this standard

· at least 3 years relevant industrial 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 delegates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must not be more than 12:1 to allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

· a blend of classroom and e-learning

· a blend of classroom and remote


This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an advanced level.



For the successful completion of training, delegates must complete an end of course assessment. The assessment must cover all learning outcomes and have a pass or fail criteria.

Where this training is assessed using multiple-choice questions, a minimum of 30 questions must be asked and delegates are required to achieve an overall pass mark of at least 80%.


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 (ATOs) 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.


Refresher training for licensable work should be given every year or more frequently if:

work methods change

the type of equipment used to control exposure changes

the type of work carried out changes significantly

or gaps in competency are identified


Approval date

30 November 2020

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
The delegate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome

state their responsibilities for directing, supervising and monitoring all aspects of work on site

to include:

  • health and safety
  • the importance of following procedures, controls and preventative measures set out in the plan of work and risk assessment

explain the importance of the Manager being on site at all key stages of the work to ensure that it is done safely

to include:

  • witnessing the smoke test
  • ensuring that the hygiene facilities are fully operational before work starts
  • ensuring signs and barriers are correctly erected
  • carrying out daily checks
  • four stage clearance

describe how plans of work are produced and implemented

to include:

  • setting out the appropriate procedures, controls and preventative measures based on the assessment
  • how and when to update plans of work

explain how and when to notify the appropriate enforcing authorities that work is taking place and about situations where re-notification is necessary


describe how situations are dealt with when the methods set out in the plan of work cannot be followed

this would be due to a change in circumstances, and a revision to the plan would be required

describe the application of suitable emergency procedures if controls fail


state the importance of monitoring and auditing the work activities


explain the importance of having effective arrangements in place to communicate with and monitor workers inside the enclosure and hygiene unit


recognise the need to provide additional training, information and instruction to workers as necessary

for example, the use of a particular piece of equipment or work method which they have not previously trained in

describe how to assess the competence of employees and identify their training needs


explain when and how to do air monitoring

to include:

  • how the results are interpreted
  • who needs to see them

describe how the results and records of personal air sampling, fit tests and medicals should be kept and maintained, and who needs to see them


explain how to apply the procedures for dealing with accidents, incidents and emergencies


state the importance of keeping the work area clean and free of asbestos


recognise the importance of making sure the correct procedures are followed at the end of the job to allow a certificate of reoccupation to be issued


describe what the laboratory analyst will require before doing clearance sampling and issuing the certificate of reoccupation

to include:

· supervisor hand over form

state the Managers responsibilities regarding waste management

to include:

· consignment notes

· waste carrier requirements

· safe transit

· storage on site

recognise the importance of communicating appropriately with all parties

to include:

· the client

· workers

· analysts

Additional information about this standard

Related standards

Contract Manager (Licensed Asbestos) Refresher