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

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.

Asbestos Self-Sampling Test Kits

Independent and safe asbestos self-sampling
  • Everything you need to take a sample
  • Audit trail of analysis
  • Test results within 24hrs
  • Return postage included
  • Easy to follow guide
  • Tested by a UKAS accredited lab
  • Certificate of results
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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.

Online Asbestos Awareness Courses

Online safety courses designed for tradespeople who encounter asbestos in the workplace
  • FREE Trial of each course
  • Designed for tradespeople
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Video Based
  • Easy to Follow
  • Wide range of courses
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Do you or your staff need to test for asbestos on a regular basis?

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

Training & Accreditation

Tailored refining courses with industry recognised accreditation

  • Tutor led face-to-face courses
  • Tailored to your needs
  • Locations nationwide
  • Chance to ask questions
  • Industry recognised safe sampling training & accreditation
  • Delivered by highly qualified experts
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Do you need to remove asbestos from a site?

We offer a comprehensive support package combining training, health and safety procedural guidance, and compliance support into a single solution. Our support allows you to carry out Notifiable Non-Licensed (Removal) Work (NNLW).

Alternatively, We can help you find a certified removal company that is competant and trained to remove an ACM under NNLW.

NNLW Asbestos Removal

Complete support package for contractors to carry out safe asbestos removal

Package includes:

  • Extensive training
  • Health and safety guidance
  • Compliance support
  • Regulation updates
  • Industry recognised accreditation
  • Audit trail of removals and employees
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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.