Asbestos Awareness

The Approved Code of Practice, Management of Exposure to Asbestos in Workplace Buildings and Structures, which aims to control the risks from exposure to asbestos at work, was revised in 2015. 

The areas covered in the ACoP include:

  • where asbestos is likely to be found in buildings
  • the hazards to health from asbestos
  • the requirement for an asbestos management plan to be prepared for any workplace premises
  • information for persons who carry out work on materials which are subject to the Asbestos-Licensing (Jersey) Regulations 2008
  • information for persons who carry out work on materials which are not subject to the Asbestos-Licensing (Jersey) Regulations 2008

Management of Exposure to Asbestos in the Workplace can be downloaded here


An interactive lesson for apprentices about asbestos and its dangers

The UK Health and Safety Executive has produced a 45 minute interactive lesson for apprentices on the dangers of asbestos. It is aimed at 16 - 19 years age group. 

It can be used as part of a workplace training and will raise awareness of the risks that apprentices face when working with asbestos.

The package consists of a powerpoint presentation, an introduction/lesson plan for lecturers, posters and a task sheet where apprentices have to identify the common places asbestos may be hidden within a building.

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Asbestos could be present in any building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000. 

Below is link to a health and safety executive guide.

Abestos - where is it found?

Inside the Global Asbestos trade

Article from the BBC Website entitled  'Danger in the dust: inside the global asbestos trade'
Includes information on production, where Asbestos is mined,  consumption and export.

Although written in 2010 this article still makes interesting reading. 

Click here to view.

The following presentations are available to download

Steve Shutler, MD of Burton Environmental Services, an Asbestos removal agency.   What is Asbestos?

Mike Liston, CEO JEC.  Overview of what health and safety should mean in a company

Colin Myers, Director of the Health & Safety Inspectorate.  
An overview of the Asbestos legislation


JOSHA is an Association for anyone with an interest in health and safety in the workplace.  Click on this link to find out more about JOSHA and how you can join. 



Click on this link to take you to the Passport to Safety website 

The questions and answers here are based on the calls we deal with every day and reflect the main concerns of our callers.