Asbestos is a general name for a variety of minerals that have been widely used in buildings and equipment for their fireproofing and insulating properties. However, they are now recognised as hazardous, notably if fibres are inhaled.‌

The university has obligations under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to take active steps to identify, record and manage any asbestos that is or may be present. This process is the responsibility of the AU Estates Development Department, to whom any enquiries concerning AU Asbestos Policy should be directed.

The HS&E Department are available to provide toolbox talks on asbestos awareness if required. Please contact for more information.

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