Where an employee raises a problem related to health and safety 
regarding asbestos, the council will: 

• Take all necessary steps to investigate the circumstances. 
• Take corrective measures where appropriate. 
• Advise the employee of actions taken. 




When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, it releases tiny fibres into the air. These fibres can easily be inhaled without the person even noticing. They can become trapped in the nose or throat, or they can work their way into the lung or digestive tract. Once the fibres enter the body, this is when they start to cause health problems.