Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year*
To encourage tradespeople to think about asbestos on every job so they are prepared to deal with the danger, HSE launched a new safety campaign - Beware Asbestos
By wearing the Twibbon you are helping raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos to your friends and family - especially those who work in a trade.
* Survey results revealed that tradespeople work an average of 2.29 days a week in buildings built before 2000 (i.e. buildings that could potentially contain asbestos). This is then taken and multiplied by 48 (52 weeks per year minus an estimated 4 weeks non-working time) to produce an annual figure contain asbestos).