Asbestos ACOP

Asbestos ACOP Update

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 Approved Code of Practice and guidance has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The Regulations came into force on 6 April 2012, updating and replacing the previous 2006 law. They contain new requirements for certain types of non-licensable work with asbestos on notification of work; designating areas where you are working on asbestos; medical surveillance and record keeping.

Two ACOPs, L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) have been consolidated into this single revised ACOP. The ACOP has been revised to make legal compliance clearer to dutyholders and to reflect the changes introduced in The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The presentation and language have been updated wherever possible.

The ACOP can be downloaded here for free http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l143.pdf

Source: HSE website 

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