Sampling of anything suspected to contain asbestos is very hazardous and should only be practiced by a competent person and analyzed only in an accredited laboratory.
When asbestos is partly identified the owner must :
- identify the locations of all asbestos-containing material and determine whether any inaccessible areas are likely to contain asbestos-containing material
- identify the types, for example asbestos cement sheet, asbestos lagging on pipes and flues, asbestos-containing material gaskets in plant or machinery
- identify the condition of the asbestos-containing material, i.e. damaged or intact