What should I do if I unexpectedly come across potential asbestos during my work?

UKATA Emergency Procedure Guidance

You should stop work immediately, confirm what it is or assume it is asbestos and carry out a risk assessment. This will help determine if the work requires a licensed contractor. You should only carry out non-licensed work on asbestos if you have had the appropriate information, instruction and training.

UKATA Emergency Procedure

The below procedure is provided as assistance and advice only and you should adapt and amend as necessary as every situation will present its own procedures that will need to be followed.

These procedures are not exhaustive, and UKATA will not be liable for any emergencies that may arise.

Asbestos Awareness training focuses on identifying asbestos early to prevent emergencies.

If an emergency does occur, here are the steps to follow.

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