WHO SHOULD ATTEND
For employees/self-employed persons that may be required to undertake work on or in ground and/or construction & demolition (C&D) materials that may potentially be contaminated with and where they could become exposed to asbestos, CL:AIRE is offering this ½ day Asbestos Awareness course.
Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will be assessed by a multiple choice examination consisting of at least 15 questions under exam conditions.
Candidates will be required to achieve a score of at least 12 out of 15 (80%) in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the candidate being required to re-take the examination under exam conditions on the same day. If a candidate further fails the second attempt then they will be required to re-sit the course in its entirety.
Please Note: This course can be attended in isolation or immediately preceding a Non-Licensable Work training course (which would need to be booked separately).
Asbestos Awareness training is intended to give workers and supervisors the minimum information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos during any normal site operations which could disturb asbestos in the ground or in C&D materials. Asbestos Awareness training will not prepare employees or self-employed persons to carry out work with soil and C&D materials contaminated by asbestos. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb asbestos containing materials, further information, instruction and training will be needed.
Asbestos Awareness training should be given to those workers in the construction and allied trades where, as a result of working on soil and C&D materials that could potentially be contaminated by asbestos may become exposed during their work. This includes, but is not limited to:
- geoenvironmental consultants, land surveyors and other such professionals.
- ground investigation workers;
- construction workers;
- construction plant operators;
- land remediation contractors and
- waste processing and recycling plant operators.
To explain the properties of asbestos and its effects on the health of individuals, the types, forms and potential occurrences of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in soil and C&D materials, the general procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency and how to avoid the risks from ACMs. The course will also provide candidates with awareness and developed knowledge of the hazards and risks posed by ACMs. The course also provides an overview of the legislative measures in place to permit employees to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities, as well as an overview of the specific guidance for soil and C&D material applications as set out in CAR-SOILTM.
This course qualifies towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), a certificate of attendance will be provided on completion of the training.
Duration 4 hours (contact time)
Registration Buffet Lunch, Tea/Coffee 12.00 - 12.40pm
Welcome 12.40 - 12.45pm
Session 1: 12.45 - 13.30pm
Session 2: 13.30 - 14.15pm
Session 3: 14.15 - 15.15pm
Tea/Coffee 15.15 - 15.30pm
Session 4: 15.30 - 16.15pm
Session 5: 16.15 - 16.30pm
Session 6: 16.30 - 17.00pm
Multiple Choice Exam: 17.00pm - 17.25pm
Marking /Close-out: 17.25 - 17.45pm
Stephen Forster has over 28 years' experience in all aspects of the investigation, assessment and management of asbestos and contaminated land in various roles. He has developed broad-ranging practical experience and expertise in the fields of both asbestos in buildings management and investigation and assessment of asbestos-contaminated land, recycled C&D materials and wastes.
He is Chair of the Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Material and was the author of the industry guidance interpreting the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for application in the assessment of land contaminated by asbestos – CAR-SOIL (CL:AIRE, 2016), developed in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive, and is co-author and editor of the JIWGs Asbestos in Soil Code of Practice (CL:AIRE 2016, in prep).
To be confirmed