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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


Practical guidance on the selection, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment (excluding respiratory protective equipment) against risks from working with asbestos; covering the duty to supply protective clothing, durability, penetration, decontamination and laundering.


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


Publisher History

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association was formed on in 1980 to support asbestos removal contractors and associated businesses in the UK, providing advice, guidance and training.



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