Non Licensable work with asbestos including NNLW

Non Licensable work with asbestos including NNLW

Persons requiring this type of training would include those whose work will knowingly disturb low risk asbestos containing materials, such as maintenance workers and their supervisors;and those who carry out asbestos sampling and analysis.

In addition to the Asbestos Awareness, those employees whose work will knowingly disturb ACMs, and which is defined as non-licensable work or NNLW, should receive additional task-specific information, instruction and training.

The procedures for providing information, instruction and training for non-licensable work with asbestos should be clearly defined and referred to in a written health and safety policy document. This should be reviewed regularly, particularly when work methods change. Records should be kept of each individual’s training.

For those employees doing non-licensable work with asbestos, employers should make the following information available for the current work being done:

  • A copy of the risk assessment for that work;
  • A copy of the plan of work;
  • Where applicable, details of any air monitoring and results.

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

  • Maintenance records for control measures;
  • Personal information from health records (ie relating to NNLW and only to the individual employee concerned);
  • The results of any face-fit test (FFT) for RPE provided for work with asbestos;
  • A copy of the individual’s training record.

For further information please refer to the ACoP (L143 – Second Edition) paragraphs 237-245