Asbestos Regulations

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Asbestos Regulations

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 – came into force in November 2006

These Regulations bring together the three previous sets of Regulations covering the prohibition of asbestos, the control of asbestos at work and asbestos licensing. The Regulations prohibit the importation, supply and use of all forms of asbestos.

REMEMBER: The ban applies to new use of asbestos. If existing asbestos containing materials are in good condition, they may be left in place, their condition monitored and managed to ensure they are not disturbed.

When the Regulations were introduced in 2006 it placed explicit responsibility on the Duty Holder in non-domestic premises to manage asbestos.