Asbestos-related videos

Our asbestos-related videos are aimed to arm you with some information before you speak to us

Looking for asbestos-related information? Want to know things such as what it is, why it is dangerous and how it can be removed? These questions and a whole host of others are answered in our series of useful videos by Asbestos Limited's own Chris Hales.

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Why is exposure to asbestos so dangerous?

We explain the dangers and how exposure leads to scarring and over time can turn into diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

Where am I likely to find asbestos in my home?

This answer highlights just a few of the most common ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) found within the home.

Where am I likely to find asbestos in my commercial property?

We highlight a few of the common Asbestos Containing Materials found in many commercial properties.

What is asbestos and where did it come from?

This short video details the basics of asbestos - where it came from and why it was so popular for so long.

We have a surprising answer to: 'When was asbestos banned?'

In this short video, we answer the question that has a surprising answer: When was asbestos banned?

What are some of the myths from the world of asbestos?

In this short video we detail some of the myths we commonly hear working in the industry.

What is an asbestos survey?

What is an asbestos survey and importantly, how can one help the duty holder establish an asbestos management plan?

Do I need asbestos awareness training?

Yes, if day to day work could potentially lead to disturbance of the fabric of the building that you are working in.

Do I need a licence to remove asbestos?

This video covers the requirements for a licence in order to remove asbestos and Asbestos Containing Materials.

How do I know if there are asbestos products in my property?

This short video provides information explaining how you can tell if you have any asbestos products in your property.

What is an Asbestos Management Plan and how often does it need updating?

This is a brief description of what an Asbestos Management Plan is and how often you need to update it.

If asbestos is found on my property, must it be removed?

This is a short video explaining the need to remove identified asbestos products if they are found in your property.

Can I remove asbestos myself?

This is a short video explaining the need to employ an experienced and qualified professional for removal.

How are asbestos samples collected?

This short video explains how a surveyor collects asbestos samples.

What does asbestos look like?

The appearance of asbestos varies wildly, but we detail how it looks in its raw form and once processed.

When was the first recorded asbestos-related death in the UK?

We detail first evidence of asbestos-related deaths in the UK.

Can I take my asbestos waste to the local household tip?

We explain the restrictions placed on taking asbestos waste to your local council run household waste tip.

What is the process when carrying out an asbestos survey?

What is the process carried out by an asbestos surveyor once they arrive on site to carry out a survey?

How many deaths are caused by asbestos-related diseases in the UK?

This short video covers asbestos-related diseases in the UK, highlighting that asbestos is still the highest workplace killer.

What are the penalties for not managing Asbestos correctly?

What is required of you as the duty holder and the consequences that can arise from not correctly managing the asbestos materials on your site?

What do I do if I discover asbestos during my works?

Here is a quick sum up of the steps you need to take if you think you may have discovered asbestos during your works.

I'm planning an extension, will they find asbestos during the works?

This video highlights the need for an asbestos refurbishment survey to be carried out prior to any refurbishment works taking place on properties built before the year 2000.

How is asbestos disposed of?

This video covers the possible solutions to the asbestos waste issue presented with asbestos removal. Here in the UK, its final destination is landfill.