Why asbestos should be in the conversations at renewal

Martin Parker, head of construction underwriting for the UK at specialist insurer Markel, highlights the increasing risk to the many contractors not exposed to the height of the asbestos crisis in the 1970s and 1980s.

Asbestos use peaked in the UK from the 1950s to the 1970s, with the health risks becoming widely known only in the late 1970s and 1980s. 

This delayed awareness led to significant health impacts

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