Asbestos was used extensively in the UK in building construction before 2000. Its usage began to decline in the 1970s and its use in new construction was prohibited by 2000. The University recognises that given the range of ages of its premises, there are locations where there are asbestos containing materials, and that these locations must be managed to ensure any asbestos materials remain safe or are removed.

Legal Duty

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations places legal duties on the University to 'manage' asbestos on its premises.


The University's Asbestos Management Policy details the specific responsibilities.


Minor Remedial Work in your Department

If you are considering remedial or repair works to the fabric of the building in your department you MUST contact Facilities Helpdesk ext. 93333 for advice before you agree to appoint any contractor.


Asbestos Containing Material or Equipment

If you have any concerns about materials or equipment that you have discovered in your department which you think may contain asbestos contact Dave Glynn in Facilities ext. 92414



If you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos you should contact the Health and Safety Office.

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