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Asbestos: Legal Requirements and Best Practice for Property Professionals and Clients

Asbestos: Legal Requirements and Best Practice for Property Professionals and Clients, 4th edition

The widespread use of asbestos has implications for property professionals working in all sectors and can impact on all stages of a building’s life cycle. 

This guidance note contains a comprehensive overview of the legislation and industry guidance that govern the complex subject of asbestos. It provides guidance on the dangers asbestos poses to health and businesses, and sets out best practice advice to assist property professionals in complying with the regulations and implementing an effective management plan to ensure that they do not put themselves or others at risk.

The guidance note is not intended to advise members specially in the undertaking of asbestos surveys. Guidance on such surveys is set out in the HSE publication HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide

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Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and case studies

The following examples and case studies have been developed to assist members in understanding the widespread use of asbestos, locations where the material is present, and the potential health and economic impacts that asbestos can have.

Sprayed asbestos and loose asbestos

Asbestos insulation

Asbestos insulating board

Asbestos cement

Other asbestos containing materials