Abestos Resources

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides a wealth of information relating to asbestos, from the regulations that govern its control to instruction manuals for carrying out non-licensed work involving asbestos. This page contains links to some of this information which we hope you find useful.

Managing Asbestos in Buildings: A Brief Guide (INDG223).
This guidance is for anyone who is responsible for maintenance and repairs in a building which may contain asbestos.

The Management of Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises (L127)
Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.
This publication gives advice on how to comply with the duty in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. It explains the duties of building owners, tenants and anyone else with legal responsibilities for such premises.

Asbestos - The Hidden Killer. Get the facts so that you, your workmates, your friends and family are protected. This handy leaflet sums it up: Caution Hidden Killer.

Work With Materials Containing Asbestos (L143)
Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.
This publication applies in particular to work on, or which disturbs or is liable to disturb, materials containing asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis. It is particularly relevant to those who are responsible for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises where asbestos-containing materials are or are likely to be present.

Asbestos: The Survey Guide (HSG264).
This publication is aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Asbestos: The Licensed Contractor's Guide (HSG247).
This publication is aimed at businesses holding a licence to work with asbestos, either repairing or removing asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), supervising such work, holding an ancillary licence or providing training on asbestos. Employers who carry out work with asbestos insulation, asbestos coating, and asbestos insulating board using their own employees on their own premises, who are exempted from the requirement to hold a licence, also need this guidance.

The Basic Health and Safety Mistakes Crippling British Industry.
This page gives information on some of the most common health and safety mistakes that businesses make.

Exposure to Deadly Asbestos Fibres
A direct link to the information on asbestos from the Basic Health and Safety Mistakes Crippling British Industry.

Asbestos Essentials: A Task Manual for Carrying Out Non-licensed Work Involving Asbestos.
Not all work involving asbestos has to be carried out by a licensed contractor. This page gives links to a series of manuals and guidance sheets on what you can do and how you can do it.

The Duty to Manage Asbestos.
The duty to manage is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes. This pages provides links to answers to some questions about the duty as well as further information on managing asbestos.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
An overview of the changes between the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, as well as links to further information as well as the regulations themselves.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Details on the charges that the HSE will apply in the event of a material breach of the law on health and safety. Article courtesy of Indicator | FL Memo's Tips & Advice Health & Safety Newsletter January 23rd 2012.

IOSH No Time To Lose Campaign.
The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety has launched a campaign called No Time To Lose which aims to get the causes of occupational cancer better understood and help businesses take action.

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