This online training module provides a general introduction to managing the risks from asbestos. It is intended to cover the broad principles only and cannot address issues that are specific to your building or area of activity. You should always seek expert advice if you have any doubts about your competency to manage asbestos.

It is essential that you have completed the BRE Asbestos Awareness Course in advance of taking this module – this is to ensure that you are fully aware of why and where actions need to be taken.

Asbestos Awareness Course covers:

Asbestos and its uses, why it is harmful and what diseases it can cause, the processes that release fibres.

What is covered?

The law that is applied to the risks from asbestos and how the duty to manage fits in.

Event programme

Section 1: What the law requires

This first section provides an overview of what the law says; it covers  the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and in particular who is responsible for asbestos containing materials within the building. This section also provides guidance on the duty to manage asbestos and how different building types need to be considered.

Section 2: Asbestos Management Plan

This second section covers the Asbestos Management Plan; it provides guidance on how to identify asbestos containing materials in the building and how to assess their risks to the building users. This section also covers the need for risk assessments, asbestos action plans and how to notify the different building users and those who may come into contact with the asbestos containing materials of the risks they face so that they may be able to manage these risks to avoid any potential health issues.

Section 3: The Asbestos Management Plan

This third and final section provides guidance on how to prepare an ‘Asbestos Management Plan’, in particular what information it should contain, how to implement the plan and why it is important to continually review the condition of the asbestos containing materials within the building. This plan will ensure that all risks are identified and can therefore be appropriately managed.

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Be more familiar with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Be aware of who is responsible for asbestos containing material in a building
  • Assess the risk from asbestos
  • Understand how to put together an Asbestos Management Plan

Self Assessment

A short self assessment test of the knowledge you have gained.

Intended audience

  • Owners of buildings
  • Building Managing Agents
  • Tenants
  • Health and Safety Officers / Managers
  • Risk Control Managers
  • Facility managers

… Basically everyone who is responsible for non-domestic premises.

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