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4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2002 came into force as a legal requirement, the 2002 regulations were superseded by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and then the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012, but regulation 4 remains the same.

Regulation 4 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.

Regulations;

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/632/contents/made

(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)

The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/894/contents/mad

 

Guidance

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - managing and working with asbestos - http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/detail.htm

Disposal of asbestos waste - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/em9.pdf

Managing asbestos in buildings – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg223.pdf

Hazardous Waste - https://www.gov.uk/dispose-hazardous-waste

Asbestos in your home - https://www.gov.uk/asbestos-in-home