Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, but the material is still present in buildings that were completed prior to 2000. While intact asbestos doesn't pose an immediate health risk, disturbing it by drilling, breaking or dropping the sheets will release asbestos dust and create an immediate threat to people working in the area. This makes refurbishment and renovation work potentially dangerous for your employees. By using an asbestos warning sign, alongside proper employee training, you can help to reduce the chances of asbestos dust being released, and ensure that proper procedure is followed if damage does occur. Read more about the importance of asbestos signs and how to use them.