HAS/012/002 - Appendix 2

Guidance note for the sealing of asbestos cable tape

Responsible person;  Craftsman

Scope:      This document gives guidance on the safe method of sealing asbestos cable tape.  In following this guidance, exposure to respirable asbestos fibres is maintained to well below those considered injurious to health.

Working method: -

Always wear all the necessary approved personal protective equipment and approved respiratory protective equipment throughout the course of the work.

Seal the cable tape using a proprietary sealer such as ET150 as detailed below;


1.            Apply to the surface with a brush or spray (garden type spray container is suitable).

2.            Allow to dry and, if required the surface can be painted.

Alternatively, the cable can be sealed using PVC tape. (Note - the asbestos plan must be amended accordingly.)