Asbestos updates


Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 and it causes around 5,000 deaths every year.

HSE has recently published a revised version of an asbestos publication.

The new edition of ‘Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide’ (HSG248) provides clarification on technical and personal safety issues, especially in relation to sampling and 4-stage clearances. New information on sampling soils for asbestos is also included.

Download a free copy of HSG248

You can also buy a hard copy at the HSE Books website

HSE is also currently reviewing the regulations around asbestos and wants to hear from you about how they are working.

To help, please complete this short survey. Responses will help us continue to protect people from asbestos and the lung diseases it causes. ~sHSE, 3 June 2021