Breathing in air containing asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos-related diseases, mainly cancers of the lungs and chest lining. Asbestos is only a risk to health if asbestos fibres are released into the air and inhaled. Past exposure to asbestos currently kills around 4,500 people a year in Great Britain. Workers who carry out building maintenance and repair are particularly at risk.
The duty to manage asbestos is included in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for Great Britain and the Control of Asbestos Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 for Northern Ireland.
Our detailed guide is for anyone responsible for maintenance and repairs in a building that may contain asbestos.
This is general guidance only; ensure you review applicable legislation and regulations for your specific county and industry.
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