Asbestos in your Workplace
Identifying Abestos in your Workplace
It is possible that any building built before the year 2000 may contain asbestos however by now all buildings should have had some form of asbestos survey and should also have implemented an asbestos management plan on how to deal with any asbestos found.
Asbestos can be found in all kinds of buildings including hospitals, shopping centres, offices, schools, airports, train stations and docks to name just a few. It is likely that any building built pre 1999 will contain some form of asbestos product but the most likely of places are:
The main places where asbestos is found in the workplace:
If there is asbestos in your place of work the asbestos management plan should have taken into account a risk assessment which will deal with any potential risks associated with asbestos and should highlight the requirement for action should it need to be taken.
In simple terms, if the building has asbestos it should now have been dealt with and should not pose any danger to the occupants of the building.