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There are three main types of asbestos still found in premises. These are commonly called blue" asbestos" crocidolite, brown" asbestos" amosite and white" asbestos" chrysotile. All of them are dangerous carcinogens, but blue and brown asbestos are more hazardous than white.
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Trade unions representing school workers have formed a joint union asbestos committee which is calling on the government to fund a phased removal of all asbestos from schools. Image: The government is being urged to fund the removal of all asbestos from schools.
Asbestos in your home.
Always seek advice before thinking of removing asbestos and follow the basic rules below if carrying out asbestos cement removal work. Do not attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of Insulation Board by yourself as these materials can only be safely removed by a licensed contractor.
Asbestos Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Work with asbestos cement and work with materials of bitumen, plastic, resins or rubber which contain asbestos does not require a licence.However, a detailed risk assessment will be required and for most practical purposes it will be safer to employ a licensed contractor.
Asbestos Corby Borough Council.
The main ones are; Amosite known as Brown asbestos, Crocidolite known as Blue asbestos and Chrysotile known as White asbestos these are the ones were mainly used in this country. Colour is not indicative of asbestos type; this can only be determined by specialist laboratory analysis.
Asbestos in schools NEU.
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012: these regulations define those who own, occupy, manage or have responsibility for premises which may contain asbestos as duty holders. Other relevant regulations include the Asbestos Licensing Regulations, which govern the licensing of contractors permitted to undertake asbestos removal, and the Asbestos Prohibition Regulations, which govern the import, availability and use of asbestos products.
Working Safely With Asbestos Biffa.
However, sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging and most work with asbestos insulation or asbestos insulating board AIB will require a contractor holding a licence from HSE. For more information on if you need a licensed contractor or if work needs to be notified, refer to HSE.
Asbestos advice for leaseholders and tenants Peabody.
Asbestos was commonly used raw eg textiles and insulation or combined with other materials eg boards, asbestos cement. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999. However, a lot of our housing was built or refurbished before this time and some properties contain asbestos materials.
Asbestos removal and disposal Norfolk County Council.
You can pay to dispose of some types of asbestos at the following facilities they do not offer a collection or removal service. Not all forms of asbestos are classified as the same type of waste and certain forms are not accepted.

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