Liverpool Builders 5KC just wanted to share a little info about the dangers of dismantling old materials, knocking old plaster off walls, or dismantling roof members etc. While this small article my be more geared toward commercial or industrial persons, never the less, asbestos is asbestos so I thought I would share for all.
Asbestos: The Risks Involved
The law says that anybody responsible for the upkeep and repair of a commercial or industrial property has a duty to identify asbestos in the premises and manage the risk.
What you need to know
Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than any other single work-related cause. All types of asbestos can be dangerous if disturbed. The danger arises when asbestos fibres become airborne. They form a very fine dust. Breathing asbestos dust can cause serious damage to the lungs and cause cancer.
If asbestos is present on any project it must be safely removed by a licensed contractor. Steer clear from the contractor that says they will do it on the cheap for you as all they will do is probably dump it somewhere else that could be fatal.