Asbestos Legislation

Under the asbestos legislations those in charge of premises containing asbestos have a duty-of-care to protect themselves, staff and those around them from exposure to Asbestos fibres.

Asbestos is highly dangerous and should only be handled by professionals who are trained and skilled in the appropriate safe working methods for asbestos and using appropriate equipment.

Asbestos Legislation is intended to protect everyone from harmful exposure to asbestos. 

Please find below links to enable you to access and download some of the relevant information you need:-


The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 -

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) applies to all work with asbestos and explains the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.

It applies in particular to work on, or which disturbs or is liable to disturb, materials containing asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis. The clearing of asbestos-contaminated land is not specifically covered by this ACOP.


L143 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance - Work with materials containing asbestos


L127 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance - The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises


HSG227 Health & Safety Guidance - A comprehensive guide to managing asbestos in premises


HSG264 Asbestos - The Survey Guide


HSG248 Health and Safety Guidance - Asbestos: The Licensed Contractors Guide


Asbestos Essentials - Online Guidance from Health & Safety Executive


MS13 Guidance - Asbestos Medical Guidance