Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Task Course

In accordance with EM2 asbestos essentials HSG210

Non licensed asbestos removal task training is essential for workers in the construction, maintenance and refurbishment and related trades, who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials in their work. In accordance with HSG 210 - Asbestos Essentials this course will help workers in these trades when they are working with asbestos – containing materials.

Asbestos essentials covers work that does not need a licence contractor or notification to HSE (a licence is only not needed if the correct HSE guidance is followed.)

The main groups of workers that are deemed to be at risk from asbestos exposure are:

  • General Maintenance Staff
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Fire & Burglar Alarm Installers
  • Gas Fitters
  • Painters & Decorators
  • Construction & Demolition Workers
  • Building Surveyors
  • Joiners
  • Plasterers
  • Computing & Telecommunications Engineers
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers
  • Roofers
  • Architects

Training, Supervisor and information can allow asbestos containing materials to be managed safely and will limit the potential risk of exposure to asbestos.

This course includes:

Theory – Morning Session (classroom based PowerPoint)

1. Recognising asbestos
2. How asbestos can affect your health
3. The added dangers of smoking
4. The use and likely locations for asbestos in buildings
5. What work you are allowed to do by laws
6. What the law requires you to do
7. What methods to use
8. What equipment you need to do the job properly
9. How to choose, use and look after personal protective equipment
10. Recognising and dealing with other dangers such as working at heights
11. Decontamination of yourself and work areas
12. Emergency procedures – What to do if you uncover or damage materials that may contain asbestos.
13. Waste disposal

Practical – Afternoon Session

HSG 264 has 38 non licensed removal task guidance; IAT will concentrate of 4 sections chosen by the clients. These procedures will be completed in full as a demonstration, as per the guidance sheets, trainees will be able to re-demonstrate these processes to the trainer. Please note that all materials used during the training are non asbestos contacting.

Compulsory Training Units

EM3 – Building and dismantling a mini-enclosure
EM4 – Using a Class H Vacuum cleaner for asbestos
EM5 – Wetting asbestos materials
EM6 – Personal protective equipment (PPE)
EM7 – Using damp rags to clean surfaces of minor asbestos contamination
EM8 – Personal decontamination
EM9 – Disposal of asbestos waste

Clients can choose 4 of the tasks below for the trainer to demonstrate.

A1 – Drilling holes in asbestos insulation board
A2 – Removing a single (screwed in) asbestos insulating board ceiling tiles
A3 – Removing a door with asbestos insulating board (AIB) fireproofing
A4 – Removing a single asbestos insulation board (AIB) panel, less than 1m2 fixed with nails or screws
A5 – Cleaning light fittings attached to asbestos insulating board (AIB)
A6 – Repairing minor damage to asbestos insulating board (AIB)
A7 – Painting undamaged asbestos insulating board (AIB)
A8 – Enclosing undamaged asbestos materials
A9 – Drilling holes in asbestos cement (AC) and other highly bonded materials
A10 – Cleaning debris from guttering on an asbestos cement (AC) roof
A11 – Removing asbestos cement (AC) debris
A12 – Cleaning weathered asbestos cement (AC) roofing and cladding
A13 – Repairing damaged asbestos cement (AC)
A14 – Removing asbestos cement (AC) sheets
A15 – Removing an asbestos cement (AC) or reinforced plastic product, e.g tank, duct, water cistern
A16 – Painting asbestos cement (AC) sheets
A17 – Removing asbestos paper linings
A18 – Removing asbestos fiction linings
A19 – Removing as asbestos fire blanket
A20 – Laying cables in areas containing asbestos materials
A21 – Removing asbestos containing bituminous products
A22 – Removing metal cladding lined with asbestos-containing bitumen
A23 – Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles and mastic
A24 – Removing flexible asbestos textile duct connectors (Gaiters)
A25 – Removing compressed asbestos fibre (CAF) gaskets and asbestos rope seals
A26 – Drilling and boring through textured coatings
A27 – Inserting and the moving screws through textured coatings
A28 – Removing textured coating from a small area – e.g. 1m2
A29 – Cleaning up debris following collapse of a ceiling or wall cover with textured coating
A30 – Removing an asbestos-containing ‘ARC Shield’ from electrical switchgear

Please indicate specific training requirements on the booking form.