Natas Information Centre & FAQs

Welcome to the NATAS information centre. A place to find information and guidance on a range of health and safety aspects. From articles about asbestos,  and workplace safety, to our Frequently Asked Questions. 

 

All information is kept up to date and verified with HSE guidance, to ensure you stay up to date with the correct and latest information to help you stay informed. 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my employer need to provide PPE for me, when I may be working with asbestos?

Yes, if an employee is liable to be exposed to asbestos, then employers should provide that employee with adequate personal protective clothing appropriate for the work that they will be doing. The HSE Asbestos essentials sheet on PPE (PDF) provides further information: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/em6.pdf

Is asbestos training a legal requirement?

The current Regulations place a legal duty on employers to provide information, instruction and training to any of their employees who are likely to be exposed to asbestos as part of their work.

The three main types of information, instruction and training are:

  • asbestos awareness training
  • training for non-licensable asbestos work – ie the type of work described in HSE’s Asbestos essentials
  • training for licensable asbestos work

What is the ‘Duty to Manage Asbestos’?

The duty to manage asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4). It applies to the owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In addition to these responsibilities, they also have a duty to assess the presence and condition of any asbestos-containing materials. If asbestos is present, or is presumed to be present, then it must be managed appropriately. The duty also applies to the shared parts of some domestic premises.

Comprehensive training is available for the Duty to Manage Asbestos with our Duty to Manage Asbestos Training Online Course: https://www.natas.co.uk/duty-to-manage-asbestos-online-course/

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