Guernsey asbestos legislation to be aligned with UK's

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Guernsey's Health and Safety Executive is asking people how it can improve its policy on asbestos.

It wants to make clearer the responsibilities of contractors and building owners in dealing with the potentially hazardous substance.

Richard Brown, the chief health and safety officer, said best practice had also evolved regarding its disposal, since the island last updated its laws.

Asbestos fibres can cause serious lung diseases if they become airborne.

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