Asbestos Encapsulation

Asbestos encapsulation can take many different forms, depending on the nature of the material. Encapsulation can be defined as the application of an impervious material, which is secured over or around an asbestos containing material (ACM), and is designed to prevent the release of fibres under foreseeable conditions, such as vibration, impact and age degradation.

Encapsulation should maintain the beneficial properties of the original asbestos application and maintain it in a safe condition.

As encapsulation of an ACM is classified as working with asbestos, it is subject to the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.