Find and identify asbestos tool

This interactive tool will guide you through the process of finding and identifying asbestos in your home or workplace. The tool will guide you through locations where asbestos could be found, and provides practical guidance on how to manage or remove it.

Where are you looking for asbestos?

In order to provide the correct tools, we need to know where you are looking

Find and identify asbestos in the home

Click on a room/area to identify the types of asbestos containing products which could be present

Selecting a room will change information below

Asbestos test

You can't tell if a material contains asbestos just by looking at it. Only scientific testing of a sample can confirm this.

An asbestos sample must be tested by an asbestos laboratory approved by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

A competent person should collect the sample for you. People that can do this are professional occupational hygienists, licensed asbestos removalists or a NATA accredited asbestos laboratory.

As a general rule: