Concerns raised over possibility of Imported Building Materials Containing Asbestos

The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat(IBAS)  published on 15 August 2016 a “UK Asbestos Alert: An Update,” highlighting the possibility that  imports of asbestos containing building materials from China could be present in the UK.  Concerns have arisen after a Company in Australia was found to have supplied roofing panels used in a school construction project which were imported from China, and a related Company in the UK is known to import building materials from the same Chineese source. For more details including the HSE’s initial response to the IBAS please go to