Asbestos management must continue through lockdown

Asbestos Professionals issue urgent reminder that cancer-causing asbestos still can and should be managed during lockdown.

“Across all of those concerned with the protection of people from asbestos, there is a real worry that the important controls to prevent COVID-19 transmission may be misunderstood as protecting people from other potentially lethal exposures,” says Jonathan Grant, Deputy Registrar of the Faculty of Asbestos Analysis and Management. “The professional and trade bodies want to make it clear that the hazards of asbestos have not gone away and that we are all here to help.”

Steve Sadley ARCA, Graham Warren ACAD, Kevin Bampton BOHS, Jonathan Grant FAAM, Colette Willoughby NORAC

For further information on asbestos management:

  • ARCA (, for Asbestos Removal and general advice)
  • ATaC (, for Surveys, inspections and analytical services, general advice, qualifications)
  • ACAD ( Asbestos Removal and general advice)
  • BOHS ( General Advice, qualifications)
  • FAAM ( Professional standards)
  • HSE (, for general advice and regulatory matter)
  • NORAC ( Surveys, reinspection’s and analytical services)
Keeping everyone safe through the COVID crisis includes, preventing other hazardous workplace exposures. We are all here to help.