Asbestos

Left undisturbed in buildings, asbestos cement products pose little risk to health, so there is no need to remove or coat asbestos cement materials that are in good condition. All asbestos cement products can be removed safely without causing a risk to the public or workers, provided safe work procedures are followed.

Persons removing asbestos cement products must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004. Businesses contracted to remove greater than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos need to hold an Asbestos Removal Licence.

For further information, please refer to the Asbestos Guide for Householders and the Public.