What does asbestos look like?
When we are called, this is one of the most frequently asked
questions so we have created a pictorial example of
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) so that
assistance is available day and night.
So, what does asbestos look like? Click on the
picture above to view some examples of ACM's.
Some ACM's must be dealt with by a Health & Safety Executive
licenced specialist and some can be dealt with by a contractor
already on site, although it is preferable to resolve any asbestos
issue with a specialist prior to starting work. More clarity
on whether a product is licensed, notifiable non licenced or
non-licensed can be found on the HSE web
ALL work with ACM's must be
carried out following the approved codes of practice by a
competent, preferably experienced person.
Additionally they must be insured for working with asbestos
and hold a hazardous waste carriers licence for
transporting small amounts of asbestos waste to an
approved toxic waste site or arrange for the supply of an asbestos
skip. A copy of the waste note must be available if