25 April 2012
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012,
updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission's view that the UK had not
fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC).
In practice the changes are fairly limited. They mean that some types of
non-licensed work with asbestos now have additional requirements, ie notification of work, medical surveillance
and record keeping. All other requirements remain unchanged.
For full details on the Regulations, please click here.