Work on any AIB material lasting more than two hours, even if different tradespeople are sharing the work, needs a licensed asbestos contractor. The time limit includes setting up, cleaning and clearing up.
Cleaning light fittings attached to asbestos insulating board (AIB)
Use a damp cloth or Class H vacuum cleaner with a special filter to clean up Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner or a brush as these will spread asbestos fibres into the air Double bag all waste including masks, overalls, cloths and plastic sheets in plastic sacks, seal with tape and label as asbestos waste Contact the local tips in your area to find one that accepts asbestos waste
Cover work area with plastic sheets secured with tape to help catch waste Wear a disposable, correctly fitted FFP3 face mask and Type 5 disposable overalls Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear Do not re-use disposable overalls and masks
Isolate the power supply to the light fitting Clean the outside with the nozzle of a Class H vacuum cleaner Carefully open the fitting and place removable sections on the sheeted floor. Vacuum the sections Vacuum inside the remaining fitting
No one tradesperson can work with AIB for more than one hour a week.