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Asbestos handy hints

Do you need an Asbestos Management Plan?

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 place a duty on businesses to have asbestos management plans in place for their buildings and workplaces where asbestos is likely to be found.

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Locations of asbestos in a residential dwelling

Asbestos can be located in a variety of places in a residential dwelling. As it’s a fire-resistant and hard-wearing material, it is commonly found in places that may get hot or wet.

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Locations of asbestos in commercial buildings

Asbestos can be located in a variety of places in a commercial building. As it's a fire-resistant and hard-wearing material, it is commonly found in places that may get hot or wet.

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What you should know about working with asbestos (information sheet)

Anyone who works on the fabric of a building may be at risk of disturbing asbestos.

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Removing asbestos-containing flooring (information sheet)

Floor tiles and linoleum, or lino, may contain asbestos. They may also have asbestos paper backing, or be fixed with asbestos- containing mastic. This sheet describes good practices to follow if you need to lift a small amount of flooring that contains asbestos.

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Last updated 1 August 2017

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.