Find and identify asbestos

Asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in buildings before the 1990s. If you are thinking of undertaking any repairs, renovation or demolition work in a house built prior to 1990, ensure that you are aware of where asbestos may be present. 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.

Or, use the Finding & identifying asbestos tool to find out about the likelihood, location and type of asbestos-containing products in your home or workplace.

As a general rule:

Reviewed 28 October 2019

Find and identify asbestos

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