Home Owners Guide (DIY Safety Tips & Typical Locations)

When undertaking Do-it-Your self and Redecoration work in your home, please remember the following simple precautions...

DO NOT drill, scrape, sand, saw, cut or file any suspect asbestos containing materials, such as wall and under-window panels, duct covers and door linings.

DO NOT attempt to remove and/or repair any suspect panels - this has to be done by a specialist contractor and the asbestos
containing material has to be removed and disposed of in an approved managed way.

DO NOT vacuum or sweep up any broken asbestos pieces and dusts -cover the debris with a damp cloth and ask the Repairs Desk to arrange for its collection and disposal by specialists.

DO NOT strip textured finishes (such as Artex) from walls and ceilings.

DO NOT strip wallpapers and paints from the surface of panels and walls that may be asbestos boarding.

REMEMBER it is best to leave the surface undisturbed and redecorate over the existing finish.

Typical Locations of Materials Containing Asbestos
Possible Locations of Materials Containing Asbestos
Wall & door linings to warm-air unit
Wall of warm-air unit

Textured coated ceilings
Duct Panels
Lavatory Cistern
Bath - front and side panels

Stairways & Floor Tiles
Stair balustrade - infill panel
Stair nosings

Sloping underside to stairs
Thermoplastic or vinyl floor tiles
Duct panel covers

Wall & door linings to warm-air unit
Wall of warm-air unit

Loft Space 
Water tank
Flue pipe

Roof tiles / slates
Soffit panels
Guttering and downpipes

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