You can download the asbestos advice leaflet for information about the safe removal, handling and disposal of asbestos cement materials.

Please email Environmental Health at for more information.

Asbestos in the home

  • Asbestos is usually safe unless it's damaged or disturbed
  • paint indoor materials with an alkali resistant paint such as PVA emulsion
  • never sand, drill or saw asbestos materials
  • always seek advice before removing asbestos
  • only licensed contractors should attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of insulation board
  • unfortunately, there are currently no grants available for asbestos removal in Wirral