Regulations and Guidance


In May 2004 Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2002 came into force as a legal requirement, the 2002 regulations were superseded by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and then the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012, but regulation 4 remains the same.

This regulation requires duty holders of non domestic premises to assess the likelihood of the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) (an asbestos survey will give you this information) and, where they are found, produce a written management plan which assesses the risk and identifies the measures to be implemented to manage the risk.


Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Please note; Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983 as amended 1998 and the Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 are now part of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

HSG264 - Asbestos: The Survey Guide


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - managing and working with asbestos

A Guide To The Hazardous Waste Regulations (this takes approx 40 seconds to load and is in pdf)

Managing asbestos - your legal duties

Environment Agency - Waste

MDHS 39/4 Asbestos Fibres in Air

Landfilling Hazardous Waste

A short guide to managing asbestos in premises

Asbestos alert for building maintenance, repair and refurbishment workers

Asbestos Dust Kills: Keep your mask on

Working with asbestos in buildings

Asbestos Regulations and Guidance Control of Asbestos