Who needs it? Asbestos Non-Licensed Works
Non-Licensed or Cat B asbestos training is a requirement for anyone who may need to work on asbestos materials that present a low level of risk, products such as asbestos cement roofing, asbestos flloor tiles, limited works on asbestos textured coating etc, generally, those protucts and tasks listed in HSG210. In addition to these workers, those who supervise them also require the training along with the self-employed if they have the potential to work on asbestos materials.
So who may need to work on it? Basically anyone working in a building where asbestos can be found, this means any building, structure, premises that was built or refurbished before the year 2000, this may be:
IT and cable installers
Anyone who may disturb the fabric of a building
Can include Asbestos Awareness if not already undertaking within the last 6 months
The types and uses of asbestos in building products, manufactured items and goods.
The possible affects on health following exposure
The regulations surrounding and involving asbestos
Type of works they are permitted to do
Use of PPE and RPE suitable to their works
Types of equipment used for asbestos works
Waste handling and disposal
Where the candidates have previously had Asbestos Awareness, the course can be between 1/2 to 1 1/2 days, this depends on their job, the requirement to work with asbestos and if this is a refresher course, its all comes down to the TNA.
NOTE: to work with asbestos, suitable insurance will be required.
To wear a close fitting respirator, a formal fit test is required
To carry asbestos waste, a suitable vehicle and an EA/SEPA licence is required
Training Needs Analysis
A Training Needs Analysis is a means of identifying what training is needed, not everyone needs the same information.
as an example, one worker may be very proficient in cleaning, another not so hence the training would focus on the weakness of that person.
Alternatively, when looking for a Non-Licensed asbestos course, the TNA would identify the potential tasks of the workforce. ay a roofing company, the workforce would have no requirement to understand how to remove a CAF gasket from a pipe valve.
The TNA is vital in ensuring the correct training is delivered at the right pace to the correct audience.