Equipment containing asbestos

Some older equipment may contain asbestos as its properties made it an effective electrical and acoustic insulator, it is also heat resistant and withstands chemical attack.

Its use is now prohibited, but if it is found or suspected in school or directorate-owned equipment the information in this toolkit provides details of the action required.

Estates and Facilities have responsibility for all matters to do with asbestos containing materials in or on building structures and finishes.