The HSE provides this helpful info:
Workers involved in refurbishment, maintenance and other similar trades, could be at risk of exposure to asbestos during their work. This includes:
- Heating and ventilation engineers
- Demolition workers
- Carpenters and joiners
- Roofing contractors
- Painters and decorators
- Construction workers
- Fire and burglar alarm installers
- Shop fitters
- Gas fitters
- Computer and data installers
- General maintenance staff eg caretakers
- Telecommunications engineers
- Architects, building surveyors, and other such professionals
- Cable layers
This list does not include all occupations at risk from potential exposure to asbestos.
Don’t assume there will always be warning signs. Asbestos isn’t always obvious.
There could be undiscovered asbestos in buildings you work on.
Would you spot an asbestos gasket on an old engine, asbestos cement pipes or an asbestos containing fuse-board? If you’re not sure, the premises owner needs to get it checked out!
Only carry out work if you are properly trained and have the right equipment.
Remember, Asbestos fibres can cause lung cancer and lung diseases. Check it out before you start work!