HSE Safety Sheets

Safe handling of asbestos requires planning, protective equipment and specialist knowledge, even with non-licensed work. 

The following Health and Safety Executive guidelines are the best in the business, and following them will minimise your risk of being exposed to hazardous asbestos. 

Non-licensed Work on Asbestos: What employers, managers and sole-traders need to know about working with or near asbestos.

What to do if you uncover or damage materials that you suspect contain asbestos: Where asbestos can be found and what to do if you find it.

Asbestos Training: Training essentials for handling asbestos.

Wetting Asbestos Materials: How and why to wet asbestos materials.

Personal Protective Equipment: Detailing which equipment you need for safe handling.

Asbestos Disposal: What you need to do and where.

Drilling Holes in Asbestos Cement: How to prepare the area and what to use. 

Repairing Damaged Asbestos Cement: Reduce exposure to an adequate level.

Enclosing Undamaged Asbestos Materials: When you want to protect asbestos materials but not replace them.

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