Control of Asbestos Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 come into force

Implementation date: 28 May 2012

The Regulations revoke and replace the Control of Asbestos Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (SR 2007/31) and the Control of Asbestos (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (SR 2010/187), consolidating the legislation on asbestos control with modifications. The main changes relate to the scope of the exemption set out in the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work (2009/148/EC). The changes require employers carrying out some types of low-risk short-duration work to: notify the work to the relevant enforcing authority; carry out worker medical examinations; and maintain a register for each worker of the type and duration of work done with asbestos. The Regulations make corresponding provision to Regulations made in Great Britain. The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.