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Asbestos Management in Buildings

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01 October 2024


Many people now dying from asbestos-related diseases are tradespeople, who work on and maintain buildings. Building operators and their management systems are also under increasing scrutiny from enforcing authorities, their own staff and the public.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012) place a duty to manage asbestos on anyone who has control over the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises. In practice, this means all workplaces that may contain asbestos. Whilst no duty under this regulation falls on operators of rented domestic premises, knowledge of the same standards is useful in order to ensure proper management.

This course is an introduction to managing asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of CAR 2012. The information provided on this course is also applicable to the management of 'domestic premises' such as landlords' duties for rented accommodation.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand the legislation, guidance and the responsibilities of dutyholders
  • Know how to commission and understand asbestos surveys
  • Understand the different methods of managing asbestos in buildings
  • Know how to assess the risks and formulate an asbestos management plan
  • Know the duty holder responsibilities around commissioning and managing asbestos removal projects

What the course will cover

This course provides information about the responsibilities of dutyholders, asbestos legislation and guidance. Delegates will look at the extent of asbestos-containing materials in buildings, how to commission and understand asbestos surveys and how to assess the risks and formulate a management plan. Delegates will study communication plans for asbestos management, how to manage minor work with asbestos and also how to commission and scrutinise asbestos removal firms. Delegates will examine practical scenarios involving risk assessments, asbestos management tools and decision-making processes.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone with duties under Regulation 4 of CAR 2012. People have duties if they are responsible for repair or maintenance of non-domestic premises or access to them. This can include employers, self-employed people and building owners. The course is also suitable for landlords with similar responsibilities for managing risks from asbestos in rented domestic premises.

It is expected that attendees will have some basic knowledge of asbestos gained from previously attending an entry level asbestos awareness course. Additionally, delegates would benefit from having experience as a dutyholder under CAR 2012 Regulation 4.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


£560 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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