Be Asbestos Aware, British Lung Foundation Top Tip No 5

Always make sure you have the correct personal protection equipment including:

  • Properly fitted mask to the standards EN149 (type FFP3) or EN1827 (type FMP3)
  • Overalls and boot covers – most home improvement stores will stock these
  • If you are doing DIY in your own clothes, remove them carefully to avoid excess dust and wash     straight away, separately from other clothing, in a washing machine. Make sure
    you use a mask whilst dealing with them


From British Lung Foundation Be Asbestos Aware 10 Top Tips