Asbestos Law and Legislation

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK

Prior to the ban of asbestos in 1999, hundreds of thousands of tradespersons had been exposed to the mineral placing many at risk of asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Due to the severity of asbestos, legislation is now in place to protect those who might still encounter the material, which remains in many buildings built prior to 2000 throughout the UK.

Further information can be found below: