Asbestos advice for business

Asbestos in the work place

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced guidance on asbestos in the workplace, see:

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 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.  More information on the duty to manage please see:

Information for Tradesmen

Information on working with asbestos can be found at:

Disposal Advice

You must not:

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

You must:

  • contact a licensed contractor (check the yellow pages or online for companies)
  • or take the asbestos to a licensed transfer site (you can find one on Norfolk County Councils website)