Consultation on control of asbestos

Close date: 4 November 2011

The Health and Safety Executive consults on proposals to replace the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2739) to incorporate the European Commission's reasoned opinion on the Government's transposition of Directive 83/477/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work. The Directive provides for an exemption for low-risk work in certain circumstances, and the European Commission found that the Government had widened the scope of the exemption in its transposition of the Directive.
Consultation document: Proposals on revised control of asbestos regulations (PDF format, 1.44MB) (on the HSE website)