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Duty to manage asbestos


Overview
this standard covers basic understanding of the legislative requirements of CAR 2012 with particular reference to the duty holder.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide the delegate with a basic understanding of the legislative requirements of CAR 2012 with particular reference to the duty holder.

The scope includes:

  • the properties of asbestos and its effects on health
  • the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant
  • how to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • the general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • an overview of the requirements of the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises as detailed in CAR 2012, Regulation 4
  • where the duty to manage applies, types of premise, rooms, common parts etc
  • how to identify the duty holder
  • responsibilities of the duty holder
  • the different types of surveys and when these would be required
  • the two types of surveys known as Management Surveys and Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys
  • a brief summary of how the survey in undertaken, sampling, analysis and the requirements on the duty holder to provide access to areas and their responsibilities to ensure their responsibilities are met under the Health and Safety at Work Act Etc. 1974
  • an overview of the material and priority assessments used to assess the ACM’s
  • overview the survey report and what to expect and how to understand the report provided with particular reference to conclusions and actions recommended by the surveyor
  • the contents of an asbestos management plan and how it should be used in the workplace
  • defining work with ACMs that are Non-Licensable and Licensable (inc NNLW)

Training delivered against this standard will not prepare candidates to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials.

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 e.g. NVQ level 3 award in learning and development or higher
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 3 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.

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

  • classroom

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

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

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

Assured

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.

Renewal/Refresher

Non-mandatory refresher every year.

Approval date

To be confirmed

Review cycle

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

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Identify the properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke.
  • List the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant.
  • Outline how to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos.
  • Identify the difference between licensable work and non-licensed (notifiable and non-notifiable) work.
  • Outline the general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace.
  • Be familiar with the requirements as set out in CAR 2012 with regard to responsibilities of the duty holder.
  • Understand the requirements for asbestos surveys and different types of surveys.
  • Be familiar with the results of an asbestos survey, how to decipher the information contained within the asbestos survey report.
  • Understand the need for an asbestos management plan and its use.

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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