What it contains

This handbook is for employers and employees in workplaces with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), such as:

  • demolition, roofing, construction contractors and surveyors
  • engineers
  • electricians
  • painters and decorators
  • joiners, plumbers, gas fitters and plasterers
  • shop fitters, fire and burglar alarm installers
  • maintenance and automotive repair workers

The handbook explains how to manage asbestos in the workplace. Use it to find out:

  • what is asbestos and ACM
  • what are the health risks of asbestos exposure
  • how to monitor exposure standards in a workplace
  • ways to identify fixed or installed ACMs
  • how to manage and control asbestos in a workplace, including domestic workplaces

At the end of the handbook, there are also examples of ACMs.

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