Class B Asbestos Removal Course (Non-Friable)

NZQA Unit Standard 29765


$475 + GST per person


8 hours (1 day)

Unit Standard

29765 - Remove non-friable asbestos


This course is required for workers who want to engage in safe removal of Class B asbestos or non-friable asbestos.

This Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) Removal course covers NZQA Unit Standard 29765.

Class B Asbestos Removal Course Overview

This training course is designed to demonstrate the end-to-end process involved in the removal of Class B asbestos. Class B asbestos is a type of asbestos that is usually in a bonded form, normally mixed and sealed into products common in the construction industry. Compounds like plastic or cement can be mixed with asbestos to create a stronger product, which cannot be easily crumbled or pulverised to expose asbestos fibres such as their friable asbestos product counterparts.
Class B asbestos is considered safe as long as it is maintained and the risks become lower as long as the asbestos is not disturbed. However, professional removal is necessary for most situations, and personnel undertaking the removal asbestos in an area of over 10m2 must have completed a non-friable asbestos training course. The procedure must also be done in the presence of someone licenced to supervise asbestos removal.

Who should attend this non-friable asbestos removal training course?

  • Individuals who want to apply for a Class B asbestos removal licence
  • Individuals who wish to undertake Class B asbestos removal work
  • Individuals planning to move up to supervising the removal of Class B asbestos

Topics covered in this asbestos class B training

WorkSafe New Zealand recognises this Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) Unit Standard 29765. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Prepare for non-friable asbestos removal
  • Prepare asbestos removal area and removal site
  • Isolate removal site
  • Carry out non-friable asbestos removal process
  • Carry out decontamination process
  • Clean up work site
  • Contribute to and use documentation in line with New Zealand regulatory requirements.
The White Card (Australia), SiteSafe (NZ), or other similar proprietary health and safety induction certification recognised in New Zealand; or demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skills in health and safety in the construction industry.
Occupational Health and Safety > Hazardous Substances and Materials


In this non-friable asbestos class, participants will also be able to increase their asbestos awareness, differentiate between friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials (ACM), and learn about the disposal requirements aside from demonstrating competence in all the outcomes required for the training. All equipment necessary to undertake training will be provided by an experienced trainer.

Workplace practices for asbestos removal must meet obligations required under current law including but not limited to: Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016, WorkSafe New Zealand Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos, and any subsequent changes.



Remove Friable Asbestos
Supervise Asbestos Removal

Conduct Asbestos Assessment


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