Advice on asbestos
Asbestos containing materials isn’t a cause for concern if it’s in good condition and in a place where they’re unlikely to be disturbed.
However, when asbestos materials age or become damaged (eg when drilled, sawn, scrubbed or sanded), they can release toxic fibres into the air. Breathing in asbestos fibres is dangerous and can lead to asbestos related lung diseases, including cancers.
If you'd like further advice on asbestos, including the duty to manage asbestos, contact the health and safety team or visit the HSE website.
ASB5 asbestos notification form
To carry out asbestos licensed removal works, which come under the remit of local authority enforcement, you should submit a completed ASB5 form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the ASB5 forms and further information here.
Page last updated: 05 April 2017