Asbestos Management in Buildings
06 February 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
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
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.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the legislation, guidance and the responsibilities
- Know how to commission and understand asbestos surveys
- Understand the different methods of managing asbestos in
- Know how to assess the risks and formulate an asbestos
- 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
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
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 www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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