Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002, regulation 20 comes into force

Implementation date: 21 November 2004

Regulation 20 provides that employers who analyse a sample of any material to determine whether it contains asbestos shall ensure they meet specified criteria, which cover organisation, quality systems, control of records, personnel, accommodation and environmental conditions, test and calibration methods, method validation, equipment, handling of test and calibration items, and reporting results.  The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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