HSE's Asbestos Licensing Unit (ALU) is a small team based in Edinburgh.
ALU's role is to set national standards for assessment and to encourage those involved in the assessment process to adopt a consistent line, to ensure standards are applied fairly and without prejudice.
The ALU team monitors the work of licence-holders across Great Britain by collating all the information received from all site visits and assessments. It then builds a performance history to inform the decision to renew/issue a licence to a particular licence-holder.
In addition to standard enforcement action the following sanctions are available to ALU to address licence-holder poor performance:
Further information on asbestos licensing is available on the asbestos licensing website
It also plays a key part in the Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG).