Chapter 21. Asbestos

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch21

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Asbestos, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466



  • asbestos, natural mineral for insulation and fireproofing - three main types of asbestos;
  • asbestos-containing materials (ACMs);
  • asbestos insulating boards (AIBs), for fire protection and thermal insulation;
  • Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006 (CAWR);
  • Two Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) and several guidance notes;
  • asbestos management plan;
  • asbestos survey types;
  • refurbishment and demolition survey - before refurbishment or demolition work;
  • asbestos material assessment algorithm (ACM);
  • asbestos incident management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Regulations

  • Asbestos management plan

  • Management options

  • Asbestos survey types

  • Asbestos material assessment algorithm

  • Asbestos priority assessment

  • Asbestos management strategies

  • Managing an asbestos incident

  • Summary checklist