Exposure to asbestos dust can have lethal results which may not show up for years or even decades. Find out more about the risks and how you and your employer can protect your health.


Further Information

The Health and Safety Executive's asbestos webpages feature relevant advice and resources. It has also issued the report Mesothelioma in Great Britain 2014 .

Also see the TUC webpages on asbestos and the asbestos guidance issued by construction union UCATT (now part of Unite).

Hazards magazine's asbestos webpages have news, articles and information on asbestos in the workplace.

The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat links organisations around the world campaigning to ban asbestos and to protect workers. The site contains a range of resources, including a list of UK asbestos victim support groups.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

What is WorkSmart?

A career coach that works for everyone.


Enjoy bite-sized activities delivered to you every week.

Lightbulb brain

Equip yourself with essential skills to be the best you yet.


Get the guidance you need to stay focused and reach your goals.

Worksmart circle