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New Asbestos Regulations - health checks for non licensed work required

12/04/2012

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012.

The regulations remain largely unchanged but there is a requirement that non licensed asbestos workers should have 3 yearly periodic health checks by an HSE appointed doctor and this must start before 2015; other changes include notification of work and record keeping.

All other requirements remain unchanged, e.g. relating to licensed work with asbestos, duty to manage, risk assessment, the asbestos control limit, control measures and training requirements.

More information will be available via the HSE Asbestos website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/index.htm 

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