Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012


10 Years On: The Role of the Duty Holder/Client

With the 10-year anniversary of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 just around the corner, it is interesting to see how the UK asbestos industry has developed over the last decade... Read More

Construction company fined for employee asbestos exposure

A construction firm been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion. Read More

Are your asbestos management plans, policies and procedures up-to-date?

Duty holders of all non-domestic properties which contain potential and/or confirmed asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are required by law to develop a site-specific, up-to-date asbestos management plan. Read More

Company and director sentenced after workers exposed to asbestos

A wood working company and its director have been fined after the HSE found a series of failings and risks associated with significant quantities of asbestos-containing materials within the premises. Read More

Garage door installer fined for asbestos safety failings

A garage door installation company has been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during work on a house. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible approach to enable health/medical surveillance to continue. Read More

NHS Trust failed to control ‘lethal’ asbestos exposure risk

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Read More

Fine after ‘careless removal’ of asbestos

A building contractor has been fined after the uncontrolled removal of asbestos during a garage conversion. Read More

Two sentenced after asbestos disturbed

The HSE’s investigation found that the landlord should have had an asbestos survey carried out prior to work beginning. Read More



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