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Asbestos Regulations Raise the Standard for Building Owners

From April 2016 the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations created new workplace and residential obligations for building owners and those working with asbestos.

According to Work Safe New Zealand, asbestos is New Zealand’s number 1 killer in the workplace, accounting for 170 deaths each year from asbestos related diseases.  The aim of the Regulations is to mitigate that impact by imposing amongst other things:

  • A licensing system for the removal of asbestos.
  • New duties and responsibilities of building owners.
  • Requirements for processes in determining the presence of asbestos.
  • Specific duties in relation to asbestos removal.
  • New duties in relation to the management of asbestos risks

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New asbestos regulations: Legal points to remember

This article was originally published on www.building.co.uk  

Protecting workers from the effects of asbestos has been a priority of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for several years, so it is surprising to find that the Asbestos Regulations 2006 apparently did not fully implement the EU directive on asbestos.

While there could be some debate on whether the 2006 Regulations were compliant, HSE has now introduced some changes to the Regulations to meet the requirements of the European Commission, and these took effect on 6 April 2012. The changes in these latest Regulations affect work at the lower levels of risk. More…

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