The consultation on proposed amendments to asbestos legislation ended on 31 January.
1. This Consultative Document (CD) seeks views on draft Regulations and an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to implement amendments to the European Asbestos Worker Protection Directive (AWPD) and other changes to the existing asbestos regulatory framework.
2. There are currently three sets of regulations that control exposure to asbestos:
The proposals repeal and replace CAW, ASLIC and the Prohibitions Regulations. In arriving at this proposal, we have taken into account the findings from a regulatory impact assessment (RIA). The RIA examines the impact of implementing the amendments to the Directive and other proposed amendments to current asbestos legislation on the relevant industries and on worker exposure to asbestos fibres over the next 50 years. The RIA is provided at the end of this CD (Annex D).