This section gives background information on the nature and different types of asbestos, the health risks arising and the regulatory framework. It also provides practical guidance on matters arising for surveyors, including identification of the types of asbestos, sampling asbestos, asbestos surveys and management plans. Common mistakes in relation to asbestos are described, along with advice to help avoid them.

This section is maintained by John Richards of Thames Laboratories and Jeffrey Tribich of Jeffrey Tribich Consulting.

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