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Managing and Working with Asbestos Risk in Ground Investigation

Course Outline.

This one day course will navigate the delegate through asbestos legislation whilst outlining a systematic approach for GI work, where asbestos is encountered, so that it can be completed in a safe, practical and compliant manner.

The course will cover all aspects of an asbestos awareness course and provide procedures and protocols for Non-Licensed Work in a Ground Investigation context.

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Course Contents.

  • What is asbestos?

  • Types of asbestos

  • History of use

  • Uses in buildings

  • Recognising asbestos in soil

  • Effect on health

  • Legal framework

  • Carrying out a risk assessment

  • Write Plan of Work

  • GI Techniques

  • Assessing condition of asbestos

  • PPE/RPE selection

  • Face fit testing

  • Control - damping/suppression

  • Sampling protocols

  • Decontamination

  • Transport of samples

  • Waste management

  • Emergency procedures

On completion of the course, delegates will be equipped with the practical knowledge and understanding of how to complete a suitable and sufficient asbestos risk assessment and to plan and safely manage the works in which asbestos may be encountered during a Ground Investigation project. Delegates will also learn about procedures to safely sample, contain, label and transport materials suspected of containing asbestos.



At the end of the course the delegates should:

  • Understand how to safely manage the risks associated with asbestos in the ground investigation industry and how to manage the safety and welfare of others

  • Learn how to safely manage the risks where asbestos is unexpectedly and accidentally encountered during a ground investigation

  • Be able to identify common types of asbestos on site, understand how to manage them and document your actions correctly

  • Learn to develop a suitable and sufficient Asbestos Risk Assessment (RA) in accordance with CAR 2012 Regulation 6

  • Learn to develop a written Plan of Work (POW) in accordance with CAR 2012 Regulation 7

  • Learn how and when to review and re assess the RA and POW as work proceeds and conditions change

  • Learn how to safely and securely take and transport samples containing asbestos

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Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all planners, designers, managers, supervisors and on-site operatives and engineers who are likely to encounter and work with asbestos in soil as part of a ground investigation. This course will greatly enhance understanding of asbestos-related risks and how to safely manage them.

Course Feedback.

"Provided a good background into the nature and prevalence of asbestos (it's everywhere!) and also clarified potential health impacts. However, the most useful element of the course was that it provided practical and pragmatic procedures for dealing with asbestos within the ground investigation process. The course has given me the confidence to develop methods of workings to ensure that ground investigation works can proceed safely. The course also helped to clarify responsibilities of Clients and landowners in assessing the potential presence of asbestos. Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending this course to ground investigation practitioners"

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Course Cost.

£250 + VAT per delegate.

Course Location.

Equipe Training Offices

The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU

Bespoke Course.

This course can be delivered for your staff at your offices anywhere within the UK, depending on availability.

If you are interested in a bespoke health and safety course for your staff, get in touch today.

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