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What Do ACMs Look Like?

Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) can take on many different forms; the following photos should help to give some idea of their appearance. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and if you are in any doubt seek specialist advice.

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Asbestos fire blanket Pieces of AIB
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AIB ceiling tiles damaged around a light Suspended AIB ceiling tiles in a corridor
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Asbestos containing vinyl floor tiles Asbestos cement downpipe, hopper and profile sheet
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Damaged asbestos panelling Asbestos cement roof (weathered exterior)
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Damaged asbestos cement roof Torn asbestos pipe lagging
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Wall with trowelled loose asbestos Damaged asbestos pipe lagging and debris
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Damaged asbestos lagging on hot water pipes Asbestos rope used as insulation on a pipe
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Pipe insulated using both asbestos lagging Unscrewing of an AIB ceiling tile
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Careful handling of an AIB
ceiling tile during removal
Sprayed 'limpet' asbestos on the underside
of an asbestos cement roof