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Guidance on the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for work with asbestos

Guidance Note 3

Guidance on the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for work with asbestos

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Guidance Note


Identifies best practice and provides practical guidance on selection, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) against risks from working with asbestos. Excludes respiratory protective equipment (RPE). Covering the duty to supply protective clothing, selection, durability, penetration and decontamination and laundering.


Updates the 2008 ARCA Recommended Guidelines No. 3: Guidance on the selection of protective clothing for work with materials containing asbestos. Work with asbestos as defined in the Control of asbestos regulations 2012 regulation 2 (2) (a), (b), and (c). GN3, GN 3. GN003-V0615


Publisher History

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association has been in operation for over 20 years providing asbestos training and publications to support asbestos removal contractors and associated businesses.



NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.


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