Managing Asbestos In Workplaces - Compliance Code
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Act), people are able to meet their duties under the Act and regulations made under the Act by complying with the related part of an approved Compliance Code.
On 18 June 2017 the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (old Regulations) will be repealed and replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (new Regulations). Complying with a Compliance Code made in relation to the old Regulations may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Regulations.
This Compliance Code continues to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.
Keycode: WCC001/01/07.08 - web only
Current Version: 1.0
Date First Published: 18 September 2008
Summary: This compliance code is aimed at people who have management or control of workplaces or plant where there may be a risk of exposure to asbestos. This compliance code should be read in conjunction with Part 4.3 – Asbestos of the Regulations.
The code provides practical guidance to assist duty holders to meet their regulatory duties, such as identifying asbestos in workplaces and plant, and implementing control measures to reduce the risk to health. It also provides information about the legal requirements for workplaces where asbestos-related activities are carried out.