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RR1106 - Dutyholder evidence - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Post Implementation Review)

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) set minimum standards for the protection of employees and others from the risks related to exposure to asbestos. CAR2012 includes a statutory requirement to assess their effectiveness after they have been operational of a period of time: the so-called ‘Post Implementation Review’ (PIR). The purpose of the PIR is to evaluate the regulatory framework, rather than to examine government policy on control of asbestos.

One part of the evidence required for the PIR process is the views and experiences of dutyholders who need to comply with the regulations during the course of their work. This report describes research undertaken to provide this evidence. A series of workshops, focus groups and an online survey were undertaken. The research found that generally the dutyholders considered that the regulations are: i) beneficial in preventing and/or reducing the risk of exposure to asbestos, raising awareness, and setting clear standards; and ii) that they are practical to implement.

The PIR that this research was used for found that overall CAR 2012 has met its objectives and sets clear health and safety requirements to ensure the appropriate control measures are in place to prevent exposure. The PIR report is published in ‘Command Paper Cm 9431’.

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Updated 2017-03-15