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Asbestos-containing material
Domain: Health and safety at work => Risk factors => Asbestos
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Grammar notes
Materials such as:
1) sprayed asbestos and asbestos loose packing - generally used as fire breaks in ceiling voids; 2) moulded or preformed lagging - generally used in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers; 3) sprayed asbestos - generally used as fire protection in ducts, firebreaks, panels, partitions, soffit boards, ceiling panels and around structural steel work; 4) insulating boards used for fire protection, thermal insulation, partitioning and ducts; 5) some ceiling tiles; 6) millboard, paper and paper products used for insulation of electrical equipment. Asbestos paper has also been used as a fire-proof facing on wood fibreboard; 7) asbestos cement products, which can be fully or semi-compressed into flat or corrugated sheets. Corrugated sheets are largely used as roofing and wall cladding. Other asbestos cement products include gutters, rainwater pipes and water tanks; 8) certain textured coatings; 9) bitumen roofing material; and 10) vinyl or thermoplastic floor tiles.
Definition source
HSE leaflet "A short guide to managing asbestos in premises" (http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg223.pdf)
European legislation
Directives 76/769/EEC, 83/477/EEC, 2003/18/EC
British legislation
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002, The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992 (as amended)
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