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The current asbestos regulations are The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. These regulations place specific requirements to prevent exposure to asbestos fibre.

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Asbestos Regulations

The current asbestos regulations, The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, came into force on 6th April 2012.

The Regulations set out your legal duties and the Approved Code Of Practice and guidance give practical advice on how to comply with those requirements. The Regulations give minimum standards for protecting employees from risks associated with exposure to asbestos.

At first glance you may find these regulations complex and hard to understand; therefore we have put together this brief summary which details what you need to know:

The main points of the regulations to be aware of are:

  • Regulation 4 – The Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises
  • Regulation 5 – Identification of the Presence of Asbestos
  • Regulation 10 – Information, Instruction & Training
  • Regulations 25 to 31 – Prohibition
  • Regulation 8 – Licensing Of Work with Asbestos
  • Regulation 9 – Notification of Work with Asbestos.

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