Removing asbestos – before demolition or refurbishment

Removing fixed and installed asbestos before demolition or refurbishment
Last updated

Oct 2010

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PDF, 245.38 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

Before a building is refurbished or demolished, asbestos should be removed, when possible, to reduce the risk of disturbing and releasing dangerous airborne asbestos fibres. This guidance note contains advice about:

  • why asbestos should be identified in a building before demolition or refurbishment
  • different requirements for managing asbestos when demolishing or refurbishing a building
  • how to revise or develop an asbestos register
  • who can remove asbestos before a building is demolished