Do I Need Asbestos Training?
If you are asking the question, then the correct answer is usually – Yes!
If your work takes you into properties where asbestos is likely to be present or you supervise people who enter those properties. The answer is Yes! – according to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. An appropriately trained person should provide you with relevant ‘asbestos awareness’ training. This can be formal face to face or on an E learning basis. We would always recommend starting with face to face training as it is generally more comprehensive and allows better engagement and retention.
Do you have to renew the training every year?
Legally, No. However, some organisations insist on this training being repeated in some form every year. This is beyond what the law requires and merely their requirement. The law says the training should be relevant and ‘regular’. This will depend on the type of work you do, the risks you face and your ability to retain and hold this information. Your employer should fit the training to suit your individual needs. The two most recognised training organisations are IATP and UKATA.
R B Asbestos provide asbestos awareness training.