E-training for asbestos in soil (1083)


Asbestos is toxic and a class 1 carcinogen known to cause serious illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis; and yet for many decades it was widely used in concrete, roofs etc. in the UK. Currently in the UK, about 5500 workers die of asbestos related disease every year. Poor disposal practices, demolition and other anthropogenic processes have resulted in asbestos often being present in the ground, particularly on brownfield sites.

Regulation 10 of CAR2012 stated that ‘Every employer must ensure that any employee is given adequate information, instruction and training where that employee is liable to exposure of asbestos’.

At the moment, most asbestos from soil training is classroom based and face-to-face. E-training can support face-to-face and other forms of training (e.g. mentoring) by letting delegates learn at their own pace and at a time that suits them.  This also means that the organisations do not need to pay for staff having time off to be trained and therefore able to fulfil their duties under Regulation 10 of CAR2012 with smaller cost.

The course will:
use a variety of formats e.g. text, images, videos, flow charts, Questions and Answers, links to websites and guidance publications etc.  to make the learning experience more appropriate, interesting  and easy  for different people.
have  a quiz/test at the end of each module to reinforce what the delegates have learnt.
be complementary to the requirements for Non licensed work and refresher training as stated in ACOPL143, industry guidance documents e.g.  Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition materials: Industry Guidance (CARSOIL 2016) and CITB’s NVQ for asbestos. 
Project status 
CIRIA has appointed LQM as the research contractor.  

Further information

For further information or to get involved with this project please contact Joanne Kwan.
Download the proposal document here