Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that were commonly used in construction throughout the 20th Century. Following the realisation that the fibres asbestos releases are an extreme health hazard, it was fully banned in the UK in 1999. Even now, it remains one of the most prevalent causes of workplace deaths in the UK, with over 5000 deaths due to asbestos-related disease per year. Refurbishment, alteration and demolition projects are all impacted by the prior use of asbestos in buildings. If the material condition and type are recognised as dangerous, professional advice and removal is essential.