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Control measure

Safe method of work: Asbestos

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved safe methods of work once it is established asbestos is involved in an incident

Understand:

  • The common use of asbestos materials in buildings and structures
  • The three-step asbestos hazard identification process
  • The actions which should be taken in an asbestos work area
  • The precautions to be taken as part of the work method for asbestos containing materials
  • Fire and rescue service locally agreed safe method of work for asbestos incidents

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved safe methods of work once it is established asbestos is involved in an incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and asses the risk from asbestos materials:
    • Three-step hazard identification process
  • Instigate asbestos procedures
    • HSE agreed method of working