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Finding Asbestos

Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade that you may come across during your work.

Industrial Property

Asbestos - Where It Hides (Industrial)

Inside
1. Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls, beams and columns
2. Asbestos cement water tank
3. Loose fill insulation
4. Lagging on boilers and pipes
5. AIB ceiling tiles
6. AIB panels in fire doors
7. Asbestos rope seals, gaskets and paper
8. AIB around boilers
9. Textiles eg fire blankets
10. Textured decorating coatings on walls and ceilings eg artex

Outside
11. Asbestos cement roof
12. Asbestos cement panels
13. Asbestos cement gutters and downpipes
14. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
15. Asbestos cement flue

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Residential Property

Asbestos - Where It Hides

Inside
A. Asbestos cement Water tank
B. Pipe lagging
C. Loose fill insulation
D. Textured decorative coating eg artex
E. AIB ceiling tiles
F. AIB bath panel
G. Toilet seat and cistern
H. AIB behind fuse box
I. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
J. AIB partition wall
K. AIB interior window panel
L. AIB around boiler
M. Vinyl floor tiles
N. AIB behind fire

Outside
O. Gutters andAsbestos cement downpipes
P. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
Q. AIB exterior window panel
R. Asbestos cement roof
S. Asbestos cement panels
T. Roofing felt

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

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