Businesses are required to make proper arrangements for the detection and where necessary removal or treatment of asbestos products. If advice about this is needed contact the enforcing authority. If you are unsure who your enforcing authority is please use our contact us form for confirmation.
The Health and Safety Executive website provides more detailed information.
Use a licensed contractor to carry out any work to asbestos (except for low risk products such as asbestos cement). The contractor must notify us before starting work and have their method of work approved.
Contractors working with low risk asbestos products should perform their own risk assessments before starting work. All asbestos products should be safely disposed of through licensed sites or contractors. Guidance on work with asbestos not requiring a license can be found on the HSE website - Asbestos essentials.