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What type of building will you be working in/on?

Asbestos can be found in millions of homes and business premises including shops, offices and public buildings.

Where will you be working?

All business premises and public buildings should have a plan showing any asbestos in the building, so ask to see it before you start the job.

When was the building built?

Asbestos can be in any building built before 2000, even if it has been refurbished.

No asbestos risk

Buildings built in or after 2000 will not contain asbestos

Don't know?

You need to check when the building was built. If you cannot be sure that the building was built in or after 2000, you should assume that asbestos may be present. Return to questions and select "Before 2000".

Not sure?

Visit the asbestos photo gallery to help identify the material you are working on.

Caution High asbestos risk

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos lagging is too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air when disturbed. Work on this material requires a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos loose fill insulation is too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air when disturbed. Work on this material requires a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos insulation board (AIB) is normally too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air. Unless you are doing the very small, simple jobs that are described in the how-to guides, these jobs require a licensed asbestos contractor.

Asbestos sprayed coating, known as limpet, is too dangerous for you to work on as it easily releases fibres into the air when disturbed. Work on this material requires a licensed asbestos contractor.

How long will the job take?

Work on any AIB material lasting more than two hours, even if different tradespeople are sharing the work, needs a licensed asbestos contractor. The time limit includes setting up, cleaning and clearing up.

 

No one tradesperson can work with AIB for more than one hour a week. 

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