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Find and identify asbestos

Asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in buildings before the 1980's. If you are thinking of undertaking any repairs, renovation and demolition work in a house built prior to 1980, please ensure that you are aware of the presence of asbestos. Asbestos can also be found in certain types of machinery.

Your legal responsibilities for finding and identifying asbestos will depend on whether you are:

 

Choose from the categories above to work out what you need to do when working with asbestos.