This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove friable asbestos containing material (ACM).
It includes preparing, containing and removing friable ACM, and knowledge and application of decontamination and disposal requirements.
Site location can be a real workplace or simulated environment that may include domestic or commercial premises; a demolition site; or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.
Project sites for removal of friable asbestos include construction sites, ships, fences and soils.
The model work health and safety (WHS) regulations and the Code of Practice: How to safely remove asbestos (2018) requires workers to hold certification for the class of licensed asbestos removal work they will be undertaking. Completion of this unit of competency is certification to undertake friable (Class A) removal work.
Occupational licenses are required nationally. This unit is required for all ACM removal workers engaged in the removal of friable ACM.
Candidates are advised to consult with the relevant state and territory regulatory authorities to confirm specific jurisdictional requirements to remove non-friable ACM.