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Emergency Help

Are you concerned you may have found or disturbed asbestos? Stop work immediately and call us. We will advise you what to do next to stay safe, and arrange for urgent sampling to be carried out.

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Consider taking the following actions:

  • You must STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY
  • Follow the HSE disturbed asbestos flow chart at the bottom of this page.
  • Move away from the source of contamination and to fresh air.
  • Put on RPE / PPE if available
  • Avoid spreading the contamination.
  • Keep other people out of the area, lock doors, put up warning signs.
  • Remove contaminated clothing and shower if possible.
  • It is unlikely you'll get in trouble at this stage (nothwithstanding wilful negligence), be aware that failing to stop work after knowingly disturbing asbestos is a criminal offence.
  • Tell the person in charge of the building what has happened as soon as possible.
  • Call us for advice on what to do next.

The HSE flow chart below sets out the actions to be taken on discovering or disturbing asbestos.

We have helped with many emergencies over the years; don't panic, we can reassure you and guide you through your next steps.

Call us as soon as possible for advice on what to do next. Prompt action prevents a problem getting worse.

HSE flowchart

You can download the HSE guidance on disturbed asbestos here.

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We will talk through your next actions to keep you safe.

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