Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000. If you work in the building services or construction industries, there is a high chance that you will be coming into contact with asbestos. Employers must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training. Asbestos information, instruction and training is required so that employees can work safely and competently without risk. You can read more about getting the right information on Asbestos removal, policy and legislation, training and more on our blog.