Equipment used in the controlled removal of asbestos-containing materials Operation, cleaning and maintenance of class H vacuum cleaners. Code of practice
|Standard number:||BS 8520-3:2009|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 64550 1|
This standard BS 8520-3:2009 Equipment used in the controlled removal of asbestos-containing materials is classified in these ICS categories:
- 13.030.40 Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment
- 97.080 Cleaning appliances
This British Standard gives recommendations for the operation, cleaning and maintenance of class H (high hazard) vacuum cleaners containing a filter conforming to BS EN 1822 in the controlled removal of asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
It is not applicable to any other types of vacuum cleaner for vacuuming up liquids or other applications.
NOTE 1 Class H vacuum cleaners are commonly referred to as H-type vacuum cleaners.
NOTE 2 Attention is drawn to the use of class H vacuum cleaners as described in HSE task guidance Asbestos Essentials HSG 210 .
BS 8520-3 is based on PAS 60-3:2004.