Duty to Manage Asbestos Training

Duty to Manage Asbestos Training


Maximum Delegates


Certificate Included


Skill Level


Approximate Time

1 Year

Certificate Length



Duty to Manage Asbestos Training

Course Overview

Duty to Manage Asbestos training is in line with the latest HSE Guidelines and you should take this course if you’re responsible for the management of buildings built before 2000.

Duty to manage asbestos training is for people responsible for the management of asbestos in buildings. We will guide you through the various aspects of managing asbestos in your premises and help inform you of what your company needs to be doing in order to stay compliant.

We use an audio and visual presentation and training can count towards your CPD. You will be issued with a course certificate after the successful completion of your training.

Duty to Manage Asbestos training covers the following:

  • Asbestos management plans and asbestos policies
  • Creation of an asbestos register
  • Emergency procedures
  • Identification of asbestos surveys
  • Information, instruction, and training refreshing the register
  • Management of asbestos containing materials
  • Priority risk assessments
  • The types of asbestos work
  • Updating the asbestos management plan


Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.

What the HSE say:

The duty holder is the owner of the non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises, for example through an explicit agreement such as a tenancy agreement or contract.

The extent of the duty will depend on the nature of that agreement. In a building occupied by one leaseholder, the agreement might be for either the owner or leaseholder to take on the full duty for the whole building; or it might be to share the duty. In a multi-occupied building, the agreement might be that the owner takes on the full duty for the whole building. Or it might be that the duty is shared – for example, the owner takes responsibility for the common parts while the leaseholders take responsibility for the parts they occupy. Sometimes, there might be an agreement to pass the responsibilities to a managing agent.

In some cases, there may be no tenancy agreement or contract. Or, if there is, it may not specify who has responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises. In these cases, or where the premises are unoccupied, the duty is placed on whoever has control of the premises, or part of the premises. Often this will be the owner.

In public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and similar premises, the identity of the duty holder will depend on how the responsibility for maintenance of the premises is allocated. For example, for most schools, the duty holder will be the employer. Who the employer is varies with the type of school. For local authority managed schools, e.g. community schools and voluntary-controlled schools, the employer is the local authority. For voluntary-aided and foundation schools, it will be the school governors, and for academy and Free Schools, the academy trust will be the employer. For independent and fee-paying schools, it may be the proprietor, governors, or trustees. Budgets for repair and maintenance of school buildings are sometimes delegated to schools by a local authority. In such cases, the duty to manage asbestos is shared between schools and the local authority.

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*The price shown is based on the maximum delegates attending. Prices are subject to change based upon your group size, location, and time or day that you require the training.