Asbestos assessment and air monitoring are required during all friable (Class A) asbestos removal and for non-friable asbestos removal where a risk assessment indicates that airborne asbestos fibres may result from the removal activity. This unit of competency Conduct Asbestos Assessment Associated with Removal – CPCCBC5014A is recognised by Skills Organisation and WorkSafe New Zealand as equivalent in knowledge and skills to the NZ Unit Standard 26768.
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to assess the removal process for friable and non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM).
- plan for assessment process of asbestos removal
- prepare to collect site measurements and other data
- use measuring devices to collect site information and data
- complete the monitoring process; and
- evaluate and document results of the monitoring process according to accredited laboratory requirements
- be able to understand the scope of asbestos assessment work by undertaking a thorough review of the removal methodology.
- be able to confirm by means of on-site inspections that removal has been undertaken in line with the methodology.
- understand the risks/hazards associated with asbestos removal work, and to ensure that appropriate safety measures are in place – specifically in regard to cleanliness and decontamination.
- be able to verify that work has been completed by means of thorough visual inspections and air testing within work areas.
- understand the importance of communicating any findings and observations, and how to document these appropriately.
- have an understanding of the limitations of the method, common issues that can arise and potential conflicts of interest.