I think I may have asbestos in my home. What should I do?

By |2020-10-08T11:41:15+00:00October 8th, 2020||

Do not try to repair or remove any asbestos materials yourself if you have not had any training for non-licensed asbestos work. You can seek advice from an environmental health officer at your local authority/council (see the Directgov website). If you are sure (or strongly suspect) that your home contains asbestos materials then it is

I have just bought a property. Could it contain asbestos?

By |2020-10-08T11:40:45+00:00October 8th, 2020||

Asbestos may be part of any commercial or domestic building which was built or refurbished before the year 2000. Asbestos can typically still be found in any of the following: asbestos cement products (pipes, flues, roofs etc) lagging (on pipes and boilers etc) water tanks and toilet cisterns asbestos insulating board (AIB – which closely

What is the law concerning asbestos in domestic properties?

By |2020-10-08T11:40:11+00:00October 8th, 2020||

The general duties in Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) apply to protect householders from any risks from work activities being carried out in their homes. Where work being done involves asbestos-containing materials then the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 will also apply, in particular: regulation 11

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