UKATA Licensed Refresher

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees.

Most work with higher risk asbestos-containing materials must be carried out by licensed contractors. Only competent workers and managers, provided with suitable information instruction and training and using appropriate respiratory and other protective equipment, may undertake licensed asbestos work.

Refreshing information instruction and training for licensable and non-licensable work should be appropriate to the work each worker is doing and be based on training needs analysis (TNA) that will help to decide what is needed.

Refresher information should be provided every year, or more frequently if:

  • work methods change

  • the type of equipment used to control exposure changes

  • the type of work carried out changes significantly

  • gaps in competency are identified

What will I know and do?

Purpose

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, ACoP L143 (Second Edition) Regulation 10, Paragraph 246 - 253 specifies the training that is required for those undertaking licensable work with asbestos containing materials as defined by CAR 2012. This is also further stated in the Health and Safety Guidance Document– Asbestos – The Licensed Contractors Guide (HSG247), Appendix 4.1.

Course objective

To provide the delegate with the theoretical and practical skills to undertake licensable work. Persons requiring this type of training would be working for an asbestos licence holder as defined in CAR 2012 (regulation 8), or undertaking ancillary works under the supervision of a licensed asbestos removal contractor.

Who is it for?

Any persons carrying out licensable work with asbestos containing materials, as laid down in CAR 2012. This would normally include, but is not limited to, licensed asbestos removal contractors and ancillary trades such as scaffolders who undertake licensed asbestos ancillary work, companies maintaining negative pressure units and class “H” vacuums and those required to enter into enclosures to carry out other ancillary work.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed initial licensable training with a 12 month period and had a continued period of work experience within this time frame. Certification will be verified upon booking and should be accredited by UKATA/ACAD/IATP/ARCA.

How to study

You can choose how to study for this qualification in a number of different ways such as;

  • Classroom based learning

  • In-house training

Duration

Refresher training for all roles: one day minimum (except for scaffolders and scaffold supervisors: 0.5 day)

Assessment

Attainment of the learning outcome for the qualification will be assessed by a multiple choice question paper examination consisting of at least 60 questions under exam conditions.

Candidates will be required to achieve a score of at least 48 out of 60 (80%) in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the candidate requiring to re-sit the examination under exam conditions.

How much will it cost?

The fee displayed will be the final cost per person.

  • Classroom based learning - £83.33 + VAT

  • In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation

Guidance

A full range of asbestos guidance and publications can be found on the HSE website by clicking here

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