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Asbestos Management Wales



Currently, around 80 people die every week from illnesses associated with asbestos, and 20 of those are involved in building maintenance and allied trades.

We have been involved in asbestos training since it became a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002.

During this period we have provided training to a large number of building contractors, local authorities, social housing providers and other organisations with responsibilities for the management of asbestos.


What the law requires

Under the current regulations, The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (regulation 10) and the Approved Code of Practice L143 make it clear that Asbestos Awareness training is a legal requirement for anyone who carries out work on buildings which were constructed or refurbished before 2000, including those who influence such work – architects, surveyors and other building professionals.

Furthermore, refresher training should be given at least every year following the initial training course.

Awareness training is intended to make everyone aware of the potential risks from breathing in asbestos fibres and how to avoid those risks.


Our Services

Asbestos Training WalesWe provide two levels of asbestos training:

  • Asbestos Awareness – (the minimum required under the law)
  • Work with Non-Licensable Asbestos

Asbestos Awareness

This half day course provides delegates with detailed information on the regulations, how they can affect routine day to day work, where asbestos materials can be found and the precautions necessary to minimise the chances of releasing fibres into the air where they can be breathed in.

For those with responsibilities for premises, the role of dutyholders is also examined, including the need for, and the importance of, reliable asbestos surveys.


Asbestos Training Wales

Asbestos Training Wales


Training for Work with Non-Licensable Asbestos

Under the regulations, certain materials that contain asbestos may be worked on or removed by individuals who are not licensed with the Health and Safety Executive.

These materials are hard bonded products where the asbestos fibres are trapped within the base material and are therefore unlikely to be released into the air.

They include:

  • asbestos cement;
  • vinyl (e.g. floor tiles);
  • bitumen and resins;
  • textured decorative coatings (e.g. Artex).

Anyone planning to work on these non-licensable asbestos materials must be trained to a higher standard, known as Level 2 training.

The Level 2 course covers Asbestos Awareness (as described above) followed by a more detailed examination of the procedures and equipment required for safe working.

Level 2 training means that a competent contractor can work on many asbestos materials without the need to employ a licensed asbestos specialist, thereby saving the client time and considerable expense.

Trainer Competence

Our training providers are qualified in asbestos management and have many years experience in senior positions in property maintenance for local authorities and social housing providers.

We are members of the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association the recognised body for asbestos training providers.

UKATA is a Partnership Organisation of the Health and Safety Executive.

As such, our courses have been audited and assessed for compliance with Regulation 10 of the Approved Code of Practice L143 “Work with Materials Containing Asbestos

We can provide Awareness training at our training facility in Newport, or at your own premises. We have a flexible approach to our client’s needs and can accommodate most requirements.

Our Training Centre is conveniently located at Unit 5, Park Road Industrial Estate, Risca, Newport, NP11 6PU

For more information or advice, and an individual quotation, please contact us:

Tel/Fax: 01633 613882

Mobile: 07977 237688

Email: Contact

These are tailored to individual client’s needs, either as a total package or with a focus on individual requirements.




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01633 613882 / 01633 615070
West Environmental Services, Unit 5 Park Road Industrial Estate, Risca, South Wales, NP11 6PU





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