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Consultation on proposals to amend Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012)

HSE is consulting on a proposal to change regulation 22 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012). The change involves increasing the interval by one year with which licensed asbestos workers are required to attend for medical examination. In brief, those undertaking licensed work with asbestos would be required to undergo medical examination by an HSE-appointed doctor every three years.

This change was a key recommendation of the Government report of the Post Implementation Review of CAR 2012.

Please read the consultation document then:

This consultation has now closed. To view the results of the consultation, please see CD285 Analysis of consultation responses

Consultation Documents

Consultation Summary

NameCD285 Consultation on proposals to amended Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012)
DescriptionBriefly the changes are to: 1) change the frequency of medical examinations from 2-yearly to 3-yearly to streamline the medical surveillance requirements of the legislation 2) amend the Approved Code of Practice Managing and working with asbestos (L143) to reflect the proposed change to the legislation 3) amend the guidance in other parts of L143 to achieve some of the further recommendations of the PIR
DatesFrom 2 Oct 2017 at 10:00 to 30 Oct 2017.
Related Topics - Industries
Related Topics - Hazards
Related Topics - Managing Health & Safety
Contact Details

The Health and Chemicals Unit
Health and Safety Executive
5S.3 Redgrave Court
Merton Rd
L20 7HS