There are over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths each year caused by health conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Whether you’re a tradesperson, building owner, licensed contractor, or a member of the public, it’s vital to recognise asbestos-containing materials and know what to do so you can protect yourself and others.

You can visit the HSE asbestos website to make sure you’ve got the appropriate information, instruction and advice. Ots Asbestos essentials publication can be downloaded for free and covers the actions needed to reduce exposure to an adequate level.