Asbestos in Soils

Course Information

Course Duration: Half Day (Afternoon)
Course Dates: Please see our course calendar
Prerequisite:  Initial training with UKATA certificated Asbestos Awareness – within 6 months of the certificate start date

This course sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of asbestos in soils training for ‘Supervisors, Managers and CDM Duty Holders’ engaged in work on sites that have been identified as potentially having asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within the soil on site in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR).

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£150.00 +VAT 1 day

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Course Description

The Course aims to assist delegates to meet their legal obligations by providing them with an explanation of the properties of asbestos and its effects on the health of individuals, the types, uses and the visible manifestation of
asbestos in soils and the understanding and interpreting soil reports. The course will also highlight the general
procedures that need to be followed in the event of an emergency and how to avoid the risks from ACMs in soil.

Course Objectives:

  • The theoretical skills to undertake work on sites (brownfield and greenfield sites) which have been identified
    as having asbestos containing materials within the soils; or in which asbestos containing materials have been
    identified (i.e. from previous construction or demolition operations or previous pipe bursting operations or
    repairs on asbestos cement water mains in which the ACMs have been left on site).
    • An understanding of the appropriate action that must be taken in the event of non-notifiable and notifiable
    asbestos containing materials being identified/recorded within the soil analysis report; and or being identified
    on site in accordance with the CAR 2012.
    • An understanding of the emergency procedures that must be implemented in the event of ACMs on site
    accidentally escaping their control.

Who Should Attend?

Any persons responsible for managing sites in which the soil analysis report has identified asbestos containing
materials within the soils on site This would include – but is not limited to the following: – The CDM 2015 Duty Holders, clients, client’s agent, the principal designer, the principal contractor, HSEQ managers/advisors (including any consultants fulfilling these roles and responsibilities) and any contractor’s employees responsible for excavations, on-site remediation, site investigations and the disposal
of waste from site.


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