Non-licensable work, including Notifiable Non-licensed Work (NNLW)

Duration: 1 Day

Maximum Delegates: 12

Workers who may need this level of information, instruction and training include those listed under asbestos awareness above and whose work will require them to disturb asbestos-containing materials, such as:

  • drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding

The information, instruction and training for non-licensable work with asbestos, including NNLW, should cover the following:

  • how to make suitable and sufficient assessments about the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • safe work practices and control measures, including an explanation of the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods
  • selection and appropriate use of protective equipment
  • waste handling procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • relevant legal requirements
  • circumstances when non-licensed work may be notifiable (ie NNLW)

This is not a complete list.  The information, instruction and training should be appropriate to the work being done and should be tailored accordingly.

Employers should also make sure that workers  doing non-licensable work or NNLW have seen:

  • a copy of the risk assessment for that work
  • a copy of the plan of work
  • where applicable, details and results of any air monitoring, including results for similar work

In addition, the following information should be given to workers, on request:

  • maintenance records for control measures
  • their own personal information from health records
  • the results of any face-fit test (FFT) for RPE provided for work with asbestos
  • a copy of the individual’s training record

Important – This level of information, instruction and training is not sufficient for licensable work with asbestos.