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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Syllabus: Legislation relating to asbestos

This is the penultimate post in our series covering the UKATA Asbestos Awareness Syllabus and the requirements it sets out for asbestos awareness training. The previous posts in the series are listed below:

Legislation relating to asbestos

In this post, we’ll look at UKATA’s requirements for covering asbestos training within classroom and online asbestos awareness training.

Outline of legislation relating to asbestos

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are an update to previous regulations from 2002 and 2006. These regulations apply to both the employer and employee, placing responsibility on anyone involved in working with asbestos. UKATA’s syllabus requires that asbestos training should:

  • Provide an outline of the legislation governing asbestos and the workplace
    • This will include an overview of Regulations 5 and 6. Regulation 5 covers the identification of asbestos and stipulates that employers must not undertake any work likely to expose their employees to asbestos. Regulation 6 covers the assessment and planning of work in premises where asbestos is likely to be present.
  • Provide an outline of the legislative framework for managing asbestos containing materials
    • This will contain an overview of Regulation 4, which covers the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. It outlines the responsibilities of the duty holder in identifying, locating and managing asbestos.

In the final post in the series, we’ll look at the assessment requirements for asbestos training and the stipulations for the competence of tutors.