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Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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4.—(1) Where a product containing asbestos may undergo processing or finishing it shall bear a label containing safety instructions appropriate to the particular product and in particular the following instructions–

  • operate if possible out of doors or in a well ventilated place;

  • preferably use hand tools or low speed tools equipped, if necessary, with an appropriate dust extraction facility. If high speed tools are used, they should always be so equipped;

  • if possible, dampen before cutting or drilling; and

  • dampen dust, place it in a properly closed receptacle and dispose of it safely.

(2) Additional safety information given on a label shall not detract from or contradict the safety information given in accordance with sub-paragraph (1).

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