ARCA does not encourage DIY removal of asbestos products, as the implications of disturbing asbestos can be very serious.
ARCA has produced, 'guidance on asbestos in the home', which includes a brief indication of the levels of risk posed by different types of asbestos products and where you may find asbestos.
If, after considering the risks of asbestos, householders decide to carry out DIY removal of any asbestos product, they are advised to read this guidance document and other sources of information.
Due to the need to assess condition and potential for fibre release when managing asbestos materials, ARCA is unable to provide detailed advice on householders regarding domestic asbestos.
Local Councils may have their own asbestos policy relating to Council Housing. Therefore, Council Tenants should not remove any asbestos from the structure of buildings but should contact their Local Council for advice.
If you would like to know more about asbestos please visit our About Asbestos webpage.
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