Asbestos could be present in any property built before 2002. This contractor’s guide to asbestos is designed to help you understand the potential risks and keep you safe at work.

A contractor's responsibilities for asbestos

Asbestos is safe when contained, maintained and in good condition, but disturbing a simple building material at work could put you at serious risk. It is the individuals resposibility to identify Asbestos containing material before you disturb it and expose others.

Intro to Asbestos

Our guide about asbestos, the risks involved and how to stay safe

Greatest asbestos risks to contractors

Asbestos was used in a whole host of building materials which, if disturbed, could present a serious health risk. The most common (but not exclusive) incidents of asbestos disturbance on a site are when:

  • Redecorating
  • Renovating
  • Replacing flooring
  • Fitting new windows
  • Fitting new soffits

Before anybody works on a property built before 2002 they should be certain that the building material being worked on doesn’t contain asbestos.

asbestos can be disturbed during refurbishment

How to identify potential ACMs

Our guide on how to identify materials which could contain asbestos

Have you identified a potential asbestos containing material?

For your safety, it is essential that get the material tested before you carry out any work or disturb it. You can save time and money by using one of our kits to safely take a sample and get it tested.

Independent asbestos testing & self-sampling

Don't guess, find out. Independent and safe asbestos self-sampling

Do you frequently work on sites with asbestos containing materials?

For your safety, it is recommended that you understand the risks involved and take all precautions to avoid disturbing any asbestos. You can learn how to stay safe around asbestos with our online video course.

Video Based Health & Safety Training

Online safety courses designed for tradespeople who encounter asbestos in the workplace

Do you or your staff need to asbestos health & safety training?

Our accredited courses can train you and your staff how to test for asbestos safely and quickly to minimise disruption to your work.

Classroom Based Training & Accreditation

Health & safety training solutions tailored to your business needs as well as public courses where dates and venues are already determined.
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Has a property your are working on tested positive for asbestos?

As an independent consultancy, we can give you impartial advice of the best course of action for you. We have all the knowledge to help guide you through the process of managing asbestos on a site, removing it through NNLW, or finding a suitable removal service. Get in contact to discuss the best course of action for you.

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