Training for non-licensable asbestos work
Duration: 1 Day
Target Group: Persons requiring this type of training would include those whose work will knowingly disturb ACMs, such as maintenance workers and their supervisors; and those who carry out asbestos sampling and analysis. This training should be given in addition to the asbestos awareness training.
Aims: This training covers the requirements of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – Regulation 10 – ACOP 129.
- The operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure.
- How to make suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk of exposure to asbestos
- The control limit, and the purpose of air monitoring.
- Safe work practices, control measures, protective equipment and the work methods which can reduce the risk from asbestos, limit exposure to workers and limit the spread of asbestos fibres outside the work area.
- The maintenance of control measures, including where relevant the maintenance of enclosures.
- Procedures for recording, reporting and correcting defects.
- The appropriate purpose, choice and correct selection from a range of suitable RPE including any limitations.
- The correct use, and where relevant, cleaning, maintenance and safe storage of RPE and PPE, 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.
- Hygiene requirements.
- Decontamination procedures.
- Waste handling procedures.
- Emergency procedures.
- Which work requires an HSE licence.
- An introduction to the relevant Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance that apply to asbestos work and other Regulations that deal with the carriage and disposal of asbestos.
- For analysts, personal sampling and leak and clearance sampling techniques.
- Other work hazards including working at height, electrical, slips, trips and falls.