Asbestos-containing products in motor vehicle workshops

Guidance on how to prevent exposure to asbestos in motor vehicle workshops.


What it contains

Automotive industry employers and employees can be exposed to asbestos dust fibres while working on motor vehicles. To minimise the health risks when working with asbestos, this document explains:

  • the regulations to supply, store and sell products containing asbestos
  • how to identify asbestos in motor vehicles and how asbestos spreads
  • how to control asbestos in a workshop, including using industrial vacuums and fine water mist
  • ways to dispose of asbestos

At the end of the document, there is also a checklist about ways to deal with asbestos.