Course Details

Asbestos Awareness

Who should attend?

Facilities managers and/ or administrators, who may engage contractors for building work, or for 'in house' maintenance staff who undertake minor repairs and maintenance tasks.

Course Details

Many University buildings have asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the building fabric, as these materials were in common use until the mid-1980s. Where they are in good condition and remain undisturbed they do not present a risk to health. The University Estates Directorate is responsible for managing asbestos in the fabric of buildings and any work on ACMs may only be undertaken by an approved and licensed asbestos contractor, and the work coordinated by the Estates Directorate. Although a comprehensive asbestos register is maintained it is possible that during certain building or maintenance work suspected ACMs may be discovered in areas previously inaccessible for survey. Relevant departmental personnel should be aware of the procedures in place for dealing with these situations.

This course will cover the following key areas:

  • Identification of ACMs
  • Where ACMs might be found
  • Health effects
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Asbestos management arrangements and Univeristy Policy
  • 'New' discoveries
  • Equipment containing asbestos

  • Dates

    There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

    For further information contact Safety Office.