Asbestos Resources

How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

This article written by the British Lung Foundation explains how mesothelioma is diagnosed and what to expect from the different tests you may have. It also explains the different stages of this type of cancer.


Asbestos: The licenced contractors' guide HSG247 (first ed) 2006

The guidance is split into eight chapters, covering different aspects of licensed work with ACMs. It provides an overview of asbestos and its health effects, the law and how to work safely with asbestos. 


FAAM Asbestos Register Technical Guide

The Technical Guidance Series aims to provide clarity on industry concerns, queries and any issues raised with the core focus on education and improvements.  


Asbestos: The analysts' guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures - HSG248 (2nd edition) 2021 

Topics covered in this guidance include quality assurance; training for analysts; bulk sampling and analysis; air sampling and analysis; enclosures; site certification for reoccupation; supervisory work; personal protective equipment; and decontamination procedures.  


RR1152 - An ergonomics study

RR1152 - An ergonomics study of the minimum space requirement for removal of Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) ceiling tiles.


Asbestos: The survey guide HSG264 (second ed) 2012

This heavily illustrated publication replaces and expands on MDHS100, Surveying, sampling and assessment of asbestos-containing materials. It is aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations2012.

Worker Carrying Asbestos Board

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that typically develops in the tissue lining (mesothelium) of the lungs or abdomen.


Introduction to asbestos essentials HSG210

Asbestos essentials task sheets tell employers, managers and sole traders what to do when they need to work on or near ACMs. They will help you to decide what category of asbestos work it is and how to plan the work safely.

Removing Asbestos Roofing