Construction workers in the UK are among a high-risk group, primarily because asbestos was so prevalent for so long in the country’s older buildings and residences. Structures erected or renovated prior to 2000 are likely to contain asbestos.
Occupations at a high risk from asbestos exposure include Carpenters, Joiners, Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC Engineers, Plasterers, Roofing Contractors, Demolition Crews, Painters and Maintenance Workers.
For more info on asbestos, visit the HSE page: HSE Asbestos
Asbestos Essential Guides: www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials