BBC One show DIY SOS had to postpone works during the show due to finding an asbestos pipe
The DIY SOS team were renovating a property in Birmingham to help a family in need, when they were forced to stop work during filming due to the discovery of an asbestos pipe.
If refurbishment/demolition works are to be carried out on a property, a fully intrusive Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Survey should be completed to detect any asbestos present.
The team took appropriate action, evacuating the building whilst the asbestos was removed by licensed contractors.
A dutyholder who has not fulfilled their legal responsibility regarding asbestos can face prosecution by the HSE if an employee/tenant/member of the public is exposed to asbestos.