Asbestos in the workplace
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.Find further information on duty to manage on the HSE website.
Information for tradesmen
Information on working with asbestos can be found on the HSE webpage.
You must not:
- Place asbestos waste in your normal household waste.
- Take asbestos materials to a recycling centre.
- Contact a licensed waste carrier (check Yell.com for companies), or
- Take the asbestos to a licensed transfer site (find a licenced site on Norfolk County Council's website).
Asbestos is classified as 'hazardous waste'.Find out more on GOV.UK.
Last updated: 28/01/2022 16:40:55