Below are links to a number of useful documents.

L143 (Second Edition 2013) Managing and working with asbestos - Two ACOPs, L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) have been consolidated into this single revised ACOP.

Asbestos Essentials - Asbestos Essentials is a task manual for building, maintenance and allied trades on how to safely carry out non-licensed work involving asbestos.

HSG 264 The Survey Guide - This publication is aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Work with Asbestos Containing Materials - This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) applies to all work with asbestos and explains the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. Replaced in 2013 with L143 Managing and working with asbestos.

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - came into force on 6 April 2012, updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission’s view that the UK had not fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC).

Management of asbestos in non-domestic premises - This Approved Code of Practice provides practical guidance on regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. In particular it applies to those who have responsibilities for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises where asbestos-containing materials are or are likely to be present in those premises. Replaced in 2013 with L143 Managing and working with asbestos.

HSG227 – A comprehensive Guide to Managing Asbestos in Premises - Extensive guidance for those with a duty to manage the risks from asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in premises, eg building owners, tenants and anyone with legal responsibilities for workplaces.

Asbestos Essentials a0 – Advice on non-licensed work with asbestos - This sheet tells employers, managers and sole-traders what to do when they need to work on or near asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). It will help you to decide what category of asbestos work it is and how to plan the work safely.