Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 come into force

Implementation date: 21 November 2002

The Regulations extend the matters to be considered when carrying out an assessment of the risk from exposure to asbestos and require the risk assessment to be reviewed when the results of monitoring show it to be necessary. They also introduce a duty on the employer to prepare procedures, provide information and establish warning systems to deal with an emergency in the workplace related to the use of asbestos in a work process or the removal or repair of asbestos-containing materials. Regulations 4 and 20 come into force separately (on 21 May 2004 and 21 November 2004). The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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