HSE refreshes asbestos guidance

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May 17, 2024 Posted by Roger Hart

Refreshed asbestos guidance published

Asbestos is the greatest cause of work-related deaths in Great Britain.

Around 5,000 people die every year from asbestos-related diseases which typically take decades to develop and cannot be cured.

HSE’s asbestos pages on the website have been revised to:

  • simplify the navigation and help you easily find the information you need
  • remove outdated content and replace it with up-to-date, refreshed guidance

The updated web pages include the following:

The new content includes videos for workers on asbestos safety to help them be aware of it and work safely.

For more information about what to look for and what to do when you come across asbestos you can download HSE’s updated quick guide for trades (.pdf).

HSE also ran a free webinar on 15 May 2024. If you missed it, you haven’t missed out; the webinar was recorded and can be watched again by registering here.