The best way to find out if you have asbestos, and how much, is to have a survey done. An owner of a commercial building can have a
fire and asbestos survey
performed to check the safety of their construction.
Asbestos was partially banned in 1985, and fully banned in 1999, and came in different types. When a professional assessor visits a building they will identify which areas are likely to have asbestos in, and then test to see which types of material have been used.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 has a number of steps that commercial property owners must adhere to. Fully accredited and licensed assessors can help these owners and their tenants remain safe by preparing and implementing plans to reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos.
Failure to comply with these regulations, and to keep workers and tenants free from exposure, can lead to hefty penalties, and even prison time.