Non-licensed asbestos training is for those who may disturb asbestos containing materials such as maintenance workers, demolition workers and those works in the refurbishment and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building such as electricians, plumbers, builders, engineers, life engineers and CDM Coordinators.

It also applies to those who carry out asbestos sampling and analysis and should be given in addition to the asbestos awareness training.


Training Topics to Cover

Non-Licensed asbestos training should cover the following topics in appropriate detail, by means of both written and oral presentation:

  1. The operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure
  2. How to make suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk of exposure to asbestos
  3. The control limit and the purpose of air monitoring
  4. Safe work practices, control measures and protective equipment including an explanation on how the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods can reduce the risks from asbestos, limit exposure to workers and limit the spread of asbestos fibres outside the work area
  5. The maintenance of control measures and where relevant the maintenance of enclosures
  6. Procedures for recording, reporting and correcting defects
  7. The appropriate purpose, choice and correct selection from a range of suitable RPE including any limitations

8. The correct use and where relevant, cleaning, maintenance and safe storage of RPE and PPE, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and information

9. The importance of achieving and maintaining a good seal between face and RPE, the relevance of fit tests, and the importance of being clean-shaven

10. Hygiene requirements such as facial hair

11 . Decontamination procedures

12. Waste collection and handling procedures

13. Emergency procedures such as asbestos fibre release

14. Which work requires an HSE licence

15. An introduction to the relevant Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance that apply to asbestos work and other Regulations that deal with the carriage and disposal of asbestos

16. For analysts, personal sampling and leak and clearance sampling techniques

17. Other work hazards including working at height, electrical, slips, trips and falls

Practical Training

Where any employees are required to use the following plant and equipment or carry out the following work activities then practical training should be given:

  • Use of PPE, especially RPE
  • And the use of control techniques, such as Class H vacuum cleaners (BS EN 60335) and Wetting Techniques

In addition we can offer bespoke training including all the above topics and tailor it to meet the individual needs of those attending the course. EMS can visit your premises anywhere in the UK or offer training facilities at our Head Office in Hereford. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.