Health and safety


Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.

The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes

Further information

Full health and safety advice about asbestos can be found on the HSE website here:

Find out how to dispose small quantities of cement-bonded asbestos on the North Yorkshire County Council website here:

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