Management of Asbestos

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Asbestos removal is a specialised function and covered by specific regulations. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to  manage asbestos existence and removal from buildings.

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Please note:

At present, this training is scheduled to take place in central London as a face to face course starting from October 2020. That said, we are continually reviewing the latest social distancing measures as outlined by the UK government. In the event that it becomes necessary for us to deliver this course online, we will inform delegates by email at least 2 weeks in advance. Click here to view available online dates for this course.

Asbestos use was banned in the UK in 1999, but it remains the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.  Refurbishment, alteration and demolition projects are all affected by asbestos in buildings. For those in a managerial or technical position involved with Property or Facilities Management and need to be able to manage the existence of asbestos in buildings, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage projects where asbestos has been identified.

You will learn how to differentiate between different types of asbestos, understand the law relating to asbestos in premises, and manage asbestos effectively, including emergency planning for asbestos ‘scares’.

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


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his course will benefit not only managers and technicians but also contractors who need to be able to interpret the information regarding asbestos that they receive from clients.


At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of asbestos, associated risks and diseases
  • 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
  • Asess risks to all parties posed by the type and condition of building materials containing asbestos
  • Handle an emergency or asbestos ‘scare’
  • Deal with the management of 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.


  • What is asbestos?
  • Health effects of exposure
  • Uses of asbestos in buildings
  • Managing asbestos exposure
  • Reacting to asbestos
  • Legal controls
  • Regulations
  • Asbestos Legislation


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.