Please see the link for a useful reminder from my colleagues Lorna and Holly about duties and consequences around asbestos. The dangers of asbestos do not stop with initial identification and/or removal works either. I have been involved in cases (and know managing directors of asbestos removal companies who have also told me yet more horror stories of scenarios they have been called in to resolve) involving 'botched' surveys and removal work.
As well as the unacceptable risk to health this causes, it also leads to far higher costs and disruption when the work is done properly the second time around, albeit the financial costs and losses should hopefully be recoverable from the wrongdoer. Do choose your asbestos surveyor and removal contractor carefully and ensure the scope is properly specified and act quickly if you become aware that anything is going, or has gone, wrong.
this story should serve as a reminder for those with responsibilities for non-domestic premises of their duties to manage asbestos.