Category Archives: Asbestos Consultancy

What are my duties relating to asbestos?

If you are an employer, you already have a legal duty to prevent the exposure of your employees to asbestos under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. A new explicit duty to manage asbestos in buildings under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 which came into effect…
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What type of materials might contain asbestos?

You are most likely to come across asbestos in these materials: sprayed asbestos and asbestos loose packing generally used as fire breaks in ceiling voids; moulded lagging generally used in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers; insulating boards used for fire protection and thermal insulating; asbestos cement products, which are usually semi-compressed or corrugated, e.g…
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How would I recognise asbestos in my building?

It is impossible to tell whether a material contains asbestos just by looking at it. This can only be confirmed by analysis of a sample in a laboratory. However, there are typical uses for it which will help in locating possible 'asbestos containing materials' (ACMs). ACMs are more likely to be present in buildings constructed…
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Who is at risk?

Anyone who uses your building, who disturbs asbestos that has deteriorated or been damaged and is releasing fibres can be at risk. Anyone whose work involves drilling, sawing or cutting into the fabric of the premises could potentially be at risk, for example electricians and decorators. Fidget Cube Shop Fidget Cube Products Fidget Cube Shop…
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