Asbestos

Asbestos is a soft fibrous mineral used for over 150 years as a building material which presents serious health risk. Read more about this issue and advice on your workplace rights.

Information sheet contents includes:

  • What is asbestos and what are the risks?
  • Where is asbestos likely to be present?
  • The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006
  • Identifying the presence of asbestos
  • Assessing the potential risk from ACMs
  • Removing or managing asbestos
  • Control measures
  • Inserting drawing pins into asbestos Insulation Board
  • Parliamentary Report 2012
  • Joint Union Asbestos Campaign (JUAC)
  • Compensation claims
  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Enforcement

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