Asbestos - Working With

Working with asbestos-containing materials can expose you to fibres that cause an asbestos-related disease.  Twenty tradespeople die, on average, every week from an asbestos-related disease.

The HSE has developed the 'Beware Asbestos' free web app, the key features of which are:

  • Identifies whether activities have no asbestos risk, can be undertaken by a tradesperson, or require a licensed contractor;
  • Simple how-to-guides covering non-licensed jobs on commonly found asbestos-containing materials;
  • An asbestos image gallery to help identify where asbestos may be found;
  • A licensed contractor database.

For further information and various asbestos-related resources, please refer to the Health & Safety Executive’s website at:

If you require any further information or advice, please contact:

The Commercial Team - Environmental Health
Tel:  01264 368000