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HSE Asbestos information
This page may help you about the risk to householders and construction workers from asbestos.
Loose fill asbestos can be found in cavities Under floorboards and in loft spaces.
What is it?
Asbestos is a natural fibrous rock. It was widely used within homes and other buildings until 1999. There are three main types:
Crocidolite (also know as blue asbestos)
Amosite (also known as brown asbestos)
Chrysotile (also known as white asbestos)
Asbestos acts as an insulator (to keep heat in and keep out cold), has good fire protection properties and protects against corrosion. Because of this you may find it in many common products including ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers and sprayed coatings. It was extensively used from the 1950’s through to the mid-1980’s but can be found in buildings built before the year 2000.
Asbestos materials present a risk to your health when the fibres become airborne.This happens if you cut, drill or otherwise break asbestos containing material during construction work. Working on or near damaged asbestos may also mean breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres. A key risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of these fibres you breathe. When done regularly, even small jobs can expose you to the danger.