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Asbestos – Managing asbestos in domestic* and non-domestic premises


This one-day course is an introduction to the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of 'domestic premises' such as landlords' duties for rented accommodation.

Many people now dying from asbestos-related diseases are tradesmen - people who work on and maintain buildings. Also, building operators and their management systems are under increasing scrutiny from enforcing authorities, their own staff, and the public.

CAR 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos on anyone who has control over the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises. In practice, this means all workplaces that may contain asbestos. Whilst no duty under this regulation falls on operators of rented domestic premises, the same standards are useful in ensuring proper management.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • understand the legislation, guidance and the responsibilities of duty holders;
  • know how to commission and understand asbestos surveys;
  • different methods of managing asbestos in buildings;
  • know how to assess the risks and formulate an asbestos management plan; and
  • know how to commission and scrutinise asbestos removal firms.

The course will cover

The responsibilities of duty holders, asbestos legislation and guidance. You will look at the extent of asbestos-containing materials in buildings, commissioning and understanding asbestos surveys and how to assess the risks and formulate a management plan. You will study communication plans for asbestos management, how to manage minor work with asbestos and also commissioning and scrutinising asbestos removal firms. You will examine practical scenarios involving risk assessments, asbestos management tools and decision-making processes.

Who should attend?

Anyone with duties under Regulation 4 of CAR 2012 - Management of Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises. People have duties if they are responsible for repair or maintenance of non-domestic premises or access to them. This can include employers, self-employed people and building owners. The course is also suitable for landlords with similar responsibilities for managing risks from asbestos in rented domestic premises.

It is expected that attendees will have a minimum knowledge of an asbestos awareness course and would benefit from having had experience as a duty holder under CAR 2012 Regulation 4.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by arrangement.

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£545 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

* 'Domestic' refers to landlords of domestic premises and not to people in their own homes.

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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