Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012


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

Asbestos exposure risk overlooked by lack of survey

Company undertook construction work at a property but failed to carry out an asbestos survey, which was uncovered during a routine HSE inspection. Read More

Property owner failed to check for asbestos

A businessman has been prosecuted after failing to check whether asbestos was present in a building he owned before starting major refurbishment works. Read More

Plans of work

By Paul Clarke-Scholes of Clifford Devlin. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 included some important changes to the way the Read More

Asbestos Training: NAPIT course

NAPIT Training hosted an asbestos awareness training taster session at this year’s NAPIT EXPO and, for the benefit of installers Read More



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