Asbestos in the Workplace

Guidance on asbestos in the workplace can be found on theHealth and Safety Executive (HSE) website.

If you have asbestos and it's not damaged and in a place where it is unlikely to be disturbed, then it should not cause any harm.

If there is some slight damage, you can paint indoor materials with an alkali resistant paint, for example a PVA emulsion.

Badly damaged asbestos materials should only be removed by a suitably trained and licensed person.

Information for Businesses

If you have a responsibility for managing the maintenance and repair of a building, you are required by law to manage the asbestos which may be inside.  Further information on the duty to manage is availableonline.

Information for Tradesmen

Information on working with asbestos can be found on the HSE webpageAsbestos advice for a tradesperson

Disposal Advice

You must not:

  • place asbestos waste in your normal household waste
  • take asbestos materials to a recycling centre

You must:

Asbestos is classified as 'hazardous waste'. Further information can be foundonline.


Last updated: 20/04/2021 06:51:10