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BS 8520-3:2009 Equipment used in the controlled removal of asbestos-containing materials Operation, cleaning and maintenance of class H vacuum cleaners. Code of practice

BS 8520-3:2009

Equipment used in the controlled removal of asbestos-containing materials Operation, cleaning and maintenance of class H vacuum cleaners. Code of practice

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Standard number:BS 8520-3:2009
Pages:20
Released:2009-12-31
ISBN:978 0 580 64550 1
Status:Standard
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BS 8520-3:2009


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 [17].


BS 8520-3 is based on PAS 60-3:2004.