Who is at risk?

With asbestos lurking in all these old materials and properties who exactly is most at risk incoming in to contact with asbestos? Any workers involved in construction, that includes property refurbishment, property maintenance and other similar trades, not limited to: 

  • Heating engineers 
  • Air conditioning or ventilation engineers 
  • Demolition workers 
  • Carpenters 
  • Electricians 
  • Construction workers
  •  Plumbers and pipe fitters 
  • Roofing contractors 
  • Painters and decorators 
  • Plasterers Fire and burglar alarm installers 
  • Shop fitters Gas fitters 
  • Computer installers 
  • Data installers 
  • General maintenance staff, such as caretakers 
  • Telecoms engineers 
  • Architects 
  • Surveyors 
  • Cable layers 

The above list does not include all the occupations that can be at risk from potential exposure to asbestos, but as you can see many workers and industries can be affected and have the possibility of coming in to contact with asbestos at some point.

Where is it hiding?

Any property, commercial or residential, built or refurbished before the turn of the century in 2000 can pose a threat and hide asbestos.

So where exactly should we be looking and be aware of?

Anyone in the construction industry can come in to contact with asbestos just through the many materials that are used in your day-to-day job.

So let's have a closer look at the various materials and kinds of places where we are most likely to come in to contact with asbestos.