About Asbestos: Why We Need Warning Labels & Stickers
Up until the year 2000, asbestos was used extensively in the construction industry as a means of fireproofing and insulation for buildings. While its use has been completely banned since 1999*, it is still commonly found in older buildings, and it can be exposed during repair, maintenance, or demolition work.
Asbestos or asbestos-based materials can be found in asbestos cement coatings, textured coatings, insulation boards, lagging pipes, loft insulation, floor cavities, suspended ceiling tiles, floor tiles, downpipes, gutters and roofs.
It is a duty of care to record the location and condition of asbestos and to monitor the local air once asbestos has been discovered.
Our Asbestos Warning Labels & Stickers
Our asbestos labels, tapes and warning signs can be used to identify and warn of asbestos. encapsulated asbestos, and asbestos waste. They can also mark sampling points, warn of potential dangers, and suggest suitable PPE for the removal process (e.g. respirators, protective clothing). All asbestos safety products are produced in accordance with ISO EN 7010 and the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996.
If you cannot find the asbestos signs you are looking for, please call Label Source on 0800 3761 693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Brown (amosite) and blue (crocidolite) asbestos were banned in 1985. White asbestos was finally banned in 1999.