Following the introduction of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012), there was a legal responsibility for employers to ensure their employees are aware of the hazardous risks of asbestos handling. Here at Safeline, we have created an asbestos awareness training course to train employers and employees in areas of required asbestos awareness.
What are the CAR2012 asbestos awareness requirements?
Regulation 10 Information, instruction and training of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires
“Every employer must ensure that any employee employed by that employer is given adequate information, instruction and training where that employee:
- (a) is or is liable to be exposed to asbestos, or if that employee supervises such employees
- (b) carries out work in connection with the employer’s duties under these Regulations, so that the employee can carry out that work effectively”
Who comes into contact with Asbestos? All of the following workers are likely to come into contact with asbestos and would benefit from asbestos awareness training:
General Maintenance Staff
Printers and Decorators
Heating and Ventilation Engineers
Fire and Burgular Alarm Installers
Architects, Building Surveyors and
There are many other workers who come into contact with asbestos, but the above provides a good idea of just some that are amongst the most likely to need asbestos awareness training. If you want to learn more about asbestos before attending a course, Safeline recommend reading our guide on “what is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?”
What is included in the asbestos awareness training course? Our course is tailored to the eleven areas of asbestos awareness within CAR2012, which you can see in the image below:
Safeline Environmental conducts Asbestos Awareness training consisting of half a day course covering the following aspects:
- An explanation of what asbestos is.
- The types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos and asbestos-contaminated materials (ACM's) in buildings and
- General procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, for example, an uncontrolled release of asbestos into the workplace.
- How to avoid the risks from asbestos and