An Asbestos Removal Operative undertakes the safe removal of materials found to contain Asbestos which can be from anywhere including industrial sites, shops/offices and even people’s homes. This work is across the UK providing opportunities for travel as well as the chance of a successful career in the sector.
Salaries depend on location, employer and the amount of overtime worked. Self-employed Asbestos removal operatives set their own pay rates.
There’re no set qualifications that you need to have studied at school, although it’s helpful to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s or GCSEs in Maths and English or equivalent, such as BTEC, Welsh Baccalaureate, WJEC in Construction.
You’ll need to be 18 or over to work on-site in HSE Licensed Asbestos removal.
All new entrants to the sector require a minimum of 3 days training from organisations such as ACAD. An apprenticeship with an Asbestos removal contractor is the preferred way to enter the sector.
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