Management of Asbestos

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Course Hours
1 day course
Exposure to Asbestos may cause cancer, there is no safe limit.  A wide range of materials containing asbestos still remain in many buildings.  This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage projects and ensure that the risks from asbestos are identified and controlled.
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Asbestos use was finally banned in the UK in 1999 but an estimated 5000 people a year are still dying from past exposure, many of whom worked in construction.  It remains the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.

Materials containing asbestos still remain in at least half a million buildings built before 2000, the risk may not be obvious and people may be exposed inadvertently therefore those involved in building maintenance, plumbing, electrical services, refurbishment, alteration, demolition, etc. are still at risk.  The work may also affect the health of others not involved who use or visit the premises where asbestos has been disturbed.

Every year 100’s of enforcement notices are issued relating to failures to properly manage asbestos exposure.  Many organisations and individuals have been prosecuted and fined, in some cases Directors have received prison sentences.

For those in a managerial or technical position involved with Property or Facilities Management or of contractors carrying out work in properties, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage the premises and projects, ensure that the law is complied with and that risk of exposure to asbestos is identified and controlled.

You will learn: how to identify the premises and types of materials that may contain asbestos; what action should be taken to deal with asbestos in buildings; what information must be provided to contractors; who has the legal duties relating to work where asbestos may be involved; how to manage projects effectively to avoid anyone being exposed to risk; and what to do in the event of an emergency where it is feared that asbestos may have been disturbed accidently.

By the end of the course, you should be confident to put in place the right processes and procedures to safely complete projects.

**Multiple dates? when booking, please specify what date you are booking for in the notes section**
The next available date is: TBC (10:00AM – 16:00PM GMT)


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By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of asbestos and associated risks
  • Know the diseases caused by exposure
  • Determine where asbestos is likely to be located in buildings
  • Arrange and manage the appropriate surveys and records
  • Write a policy and procedures for dealing with asbestos
  • Assess risks to all parties posed by the type and condition of building materials containing asbestos
  • Handle an emergency or asbestos ‘scare’
  • Select and manage specialist contractors to carry out asbestos removal operations
  • Recognise when to use air monitoring and bulk sampling services and be able to explain the results to others
  • Interpret the law relating to asbestos in premises.


This course will benefit not only those involved in Property or Facilities Management but also Managers and Directors of Contractors who carry out any work that may disturb the fabric of existing buildings.



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The course will cover:

  • What is asbestos?
  • Health effects of exposure
  • Building materials that may contain asbestos
  • Control of premises that may contain asbestos
  • Managing risk of asbestos exposure
  • General Legislation affecting asbestos e.g. HASAWA, CDM, etc.
  • Specific Asbestos Legislation


There is no assessment, you will receive a certificate of completion following the course.



Terry ap Hywel

Terry is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner and a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH). He was Chairman of the Construction Division of IOSH during the consultation stage of CDM 1994 and co‑ordinated the Construction Division’s response to the proposed regulations as well as being involved with the preparation of the Guidance.

His career began with twelve years in construction design, management and engineering. This was followed by 40 years’ experience in health and safety, 35 years of which he has been engaged as a consultant by a variety of organisations. He has written and contributed to various publications including a textbook giving practical CDM guidance.

Terry has assisted a number of national and international organisations to set up and implement systems for the management of contractors. He was also involved in the selection of the contractor to design and build the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.