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Duty to Manage Asbestos

Who is responsible for managing asbestos in a building?

Regulation 4 of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 places a legal duty on the owners, occupiers and managers of non-domestic premises (duty holders), built before asbestos was banned (2000), to manage any asbestos in their premises.

Anyone with responsibility for a building containing asbestos has a duty to manage the asbestos​ in said building(s), under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.

What are the responsibilities of the duty holder?

​Locate materials likely to contain asbestos

Presume materials contain asbestos unless there is good evidence to suggest


​A​ssess the risk from identified and presumed ACMs

​Compile an asbestos register

​Prepare an asbestos management plan

​Monitor all identified and presumed ACMs

​Review the management plan at a minimum every 6 months

Who is the Duty to Manage Asbestos Course suitable for?

This duty to manage asbestos course is aimed at Duty Holders and Appointed Persons under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises. There are no specific qualifications stipulated for an asbestos duty holder or an appointed person under the regulations, the requirement is for the person(s) undertaking the role to be “competent”. 

Competency is a culmination of training, knowledge and experience. This course provides theoretical training on the Duty to Manage, in compliance with Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and successful completion of this course is suitable for duty holders and appointed persons to satisfy the “training” requirement. In order to demonstrate competency, further knowledge and experience is required, such as knowledge of the premises that are being managed, experience in applying the training and knowledge in real-life situations.

How long does the NATAS Duty to Manage Asbestos Course take to complete?
The NATAS duty to manage asbestos online course will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete, you can save progress and come back to the session you left in another session, should you wish to spread the learning out across multiple days.  

As a fundamental element of a person’s training and knowledge of asbestos matters, they should also undertake asbestos awareness training. For persons who require asbestos awareness training, they can take the NATAS Asbestos Awareness course.

What you will learn on the NATAS Duty to Manage Asbestos training course

·      Legislation

·      Developing an Asbestos Management Strategy

·      Asbestos Risk Assessments

·      Reporting Results

·      Asbestos Registers and Management Plans

·      Asbestos Remediation

Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive your NATAS Duty to Manage Asbestos Certificate instantly, available to download and print as required. A copy of your certificate will also be emailed instantly to the email address on your account.

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