The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 Copy

The control of asbestos regulations 2012 apply to all work with asbestos, and lay out the requirements for:

  • Management of asbestos in domestic and commercial properties.
  • Notifiable and Licensed work with asbestos.
  • Requirements for information, instruction, training and supervision.
  • Requirement to carry out a risk assessment and formulate an asbestos management plan.

The regulations aim to protect everyone from being exposed to asbestos fibres. Employers and those in-charge of premises must:

  • Identify any asbestos on the premises .
  • Assess the current state of the asbestos, and how it may be affected by any work being carried out.
  • Ensure that persons who may disturb asbestos are informed of its location and condition.
  • Manage the asbestos by having it removed, or protecting it from damage, and monitoring its condition.

Employees must:

  • Follow the site rules and procedures.
  • Stop work and report to your supervisor if you suspect asbestos.
  • Protect yourself and your workmates from being expose to asbestos.

The regulations apply to:

  • All non-domestic premises.
  • Common areas of domestic premises such as entrances, stairwells etc.

Domestic premises are not directly affected. However, a manager on a refurb project would still have a duty to protect their employees and sub-contractors from exposure to asbestos.