Asbestos in the Workplace
Guidance on asbestos in the workplace can be found on theHealth and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
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.
You are able to check if a contractor is licensed to carry out asbestos removal work on theHSE's web communities page.
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. Further information on the duty to manage is availableonline.
Information for Tradesmen
Information on working with asbestos can be found on the HSE webpageAsbestos advice for a tradesperson
You must not:
- place asbestos waste in your normal household waste
- take asbestos materials to a recycling centre
- contact a licensed waste carrier (checkYell.com for companies)
- or take the asbestos to a licensed transfer site (you can find one onNorfolk County Council's website)
Asbestos is classified as 'hazardous waste'. Further information can be foundonline.
Last updated: 01/02/2019 16:11:37