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Post implementation review (PIR) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012)

A PIR is a process that provides the analysis used to assess the effectiveness of a set of regulations after they have been implemented and operational for a period of time. Included in The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, is a requirement to evaluate their impact in this way.

The review will be based on evidence collected before, during and after implementation and may be used to inform future impact assessments. Further information about PIRs in general is available from The Department for Business Innovation Skills.

PIRs seek to help manage the level of regulation and limit the burden on business.  They seek to establish whether, to what extent, and why the regulations:

The purpose of the review is to evaluate the regulatory framework, rather than to examine government policy regarding the area concerned, here, the control of asbestos.

If you have any comments on the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, please send them to


Updated 2015-12-29