Directors have a key role to play in ensuring that their organisations maintain good asbestos management practices in order to avoid prosecution.

This briefing will give you the essential background information and advice on implementing the necessary arrangements.

Introduction

Asbestos is the collective name for a group of fibrous minerals, which are mechanically strong and resistant to heat and chemicals. Asbestos has been used in a wide range of applications in the past because of its excellent thermal insulation, fireproofing and other physical and chemical properties. Use of all asbestos was banned in the UK under the Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999.

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