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Non-Licensed Asbestos Groundworker Refresher


Non-Licensed Asbestos Groundworkers Refresher training is an adapted Non-Licensed Asbestos Work course which is designed to more suit the needs of employees whose primary roles involve groundworking.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is suitable for those who have completed a Non-Licensed Asbestos Groundworker course within the last 12 months.

Why is this training important?

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 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. The course enables employees to take necessary measures to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities.

Course content

  • Asbestos in soils origins
  • Distinction between LW, NLW and NNLW
  • Explanation of the different types of works that can be undertaken and classified as NLW
  • Typical types of contamination that can be found below ground level
  • Isolation of areas, cordoned off areas, contaminated zones, access and egress points, clear instructions on working practices such as hand picking/machine removal, decontamination of machinery, wetting techniques, assessments of exposure relating to ground disturbance
  • Additional legislation
  • Risk assessments and plans of work (EM0)
  • Accidental disturbance / emergency procedures (EM1)
  • Information, instruction and training (EM2)
  • 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)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of asbestos related legislation
  • Know how to reduce potential contamination and methods to restrict access to work areas
  • Understand the correct procedure using a H vacuum
  • Know the techniques for wetting asbestos materials
  • Understand the types and importance of using the correct PPE
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for personal decontamination
  • Understand the correct procedure for the transportation and disposal of asbestos waste
  • Develop and prepare risk assessments and a plan of work
  • Understand the emergency procedures for accidental asbestos disturbance
  • Know what to do in the event of fire, gas release or an accident (major or minor)
Certificated by: UKATA
Duration: 4 Hours
Assessment: Multiple choice exam
Prerequisites: A valid Non-Licensed Asbestos Groundworker certificate
Validity of award: 1 year
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 10 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face / Live online

Available dates

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