Asbestos collections - domestic properties

Do's and don'ts when dismantling asbestos structures

Please do:

  • Make sure that you keep everyone out of the area who does not need to be there
  • Take care not to create dust
  • Keep the material wet, whenever possible
  • Wear protective clothing and a mask
  • Clean up with a vacuum cleaner which complies with BS 5415 (Type H)
  • Consider weather conditions

Please do not:

  • Break up large pieces of asbestos materials
  • Use high speed power tools as they create high levels of dust
  • Expose other people who have no protection

Further information

If you need more advice/information, please contact the Health & Safety Executive who can help with guidance and various advice leaflets: Asbestos (

Last updated: 15/11/2023 11:46