This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove friable asbestos containing material (ACM). The unit includes preparing, enclosing and removing friable ACM, and includes knowledge of decontamination and disposal requirements.
Site location for work may be either domestic or commercial, and may be a demolition site, a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained. Project sites may be construction sites and may also include ships, soils in relation to the friable asbestos removal process, and fences.
Occupational licenses are required nationally. Work must be completed according to relevant legislative, industry, customer and organisational requirements, including work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures.
Regulatory mechanisms apply to this unit. This unit is required for all ACM removal workers engaged in the removal of friable ACM. Candidates are advised to check for regulatory requirements.