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Reading material

Publications listed below provide the necessary knowledge required by licensed asbestos contractors. Whilst contractors will need an appropriate level of awareness and understanding of all relevant legislation and guidance, the Approved Code of Practice L143and all publications listed in the section "Detailed guidance for work with asbestos" will be of particular importance to licence holders. It is expected that applicants will have copies of these documents available for reference.

HSE publications can be purchased from HSE books.

Where possible HSE will provide a PDF version of documents. These documents can be viewed on your computer or printed on your own printer.



Legislative matters

Detailed guidance concerning health and safety management

Detailed guidance for work with asbestos

Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG)

The ALG is an industry specific group setting standards for the industry and producing guidance. Information and guidance (including ALG memos) is available.

Relevant Health and Safety Executive (HSE) leaflets for work with asbestos

Training standards

Information on training standards is now available via the following link.

Updated 2020-05-22