Asbestos Non Licence (Industry Approved)

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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.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10, Paragraph 128 – 131 specifies the training that is required for those working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials as defined by CAR 2012 Reg 3(2). This is also further stated in the Health and Safety Guidance Document HSG 210 – Essentials Task Manual, Third Edition.

Course Objective:

To provide the delegate with the theoretical and practical skills to undertake non-licensed works with ACM’s. Persons requiring this type of training would include trade operatives undertaking tasks with ACM’s as defined in HSG210 and in accordance with CAR 2012 Reg 3(2).


Initial training with no previous asbestos awareness training undertaken – The expected duration for this training will be 1 ½ days or a minimum of 9 hours tutor/learning time, this training must include the asbestos awareness element as laid down in industry document.

Initial training with previous industry approved certificated asbestos awareness training within 6 months of the start date the expected duration for this training will be 1 day or 6 hours.

Who should attend?

Any persons carrying out non-licensed works with asbestos containing materials, as laid down in CAR 2012, Reg 3(2). This would normally include, but is not limited to, trade operatives such as demolition workers, construction workers, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, shop fitters, plasterers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, telecommunication engineers, computer installers, fire and burglar alarm installers, architects, building surveyors and other such professionals or any other persons likely to disturb and carry out work on asbestos containing materials.

Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this course, delegate should be able to:

  • Be familiar with what works are classified as non-licensed;
  • Be familiar with the control measures that will be required to undertake non-licensed work with asbestos containing materials;
  • How to undertake specific task as laid down in HSG210, Essential Task Manual including, but not limited to;
    – Drilling holes through AIB and textured coating
    – Removal of small AIB panels;
    – Removal of asbestos cement based products;
    – Removal of articles containing asbestos such as floor tiles, gaskets etc.
    – Understand the requirements to prevent the spread of asbestos and control exposure when working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials;
    – How to deal with the waste generated from undertaking tasks with non-licensed asbestos containing materials;
    – How to adequately decontaminate after working with non-licensed asbestos containing materials.

Course Syllabus:


  • Asbestos awareness training
  • Additional Legislation
  • Building Mini-Enclosures (EM 3) (Optional)
  • Use of Class H Vacuum (EM 4)
  • Use of Wetting control measures (EM 5)
  • Personal protective equipment (EM 6)
  • Cleaning (EM 7)
  • Decontamination (EM 8)
  • Waste (EM 9)
  • Certificate of handover (EM 10) 1%
  • Risk assessment and plans of work 1%
  • Emergency Procedures


  • Use of H class Vacuum
  • Use of PPE and RPE
  • Use of wetting techniques
  • Bagging Waste
  • Building a Mini Enclosure (Optional)
  • Decontamination

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