HSE issue “Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide 2016” for Public Consultation

On Monday 12th October 2015 the Health and Safety Executive made the “Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide 2016” available for public consultation.

This document is a revised version of the Analysts Guide first published in 2005. It contains guidance for Analysts involved in asbestos work and is the authoritative source of analytical procedures.

The guide has been updated to take account of changes in legislation, developments in analytical procedures and methodology, provide clarification on technical and personal safety issues and to consolidate guidance from a number of HSE sources.

The guidance is also designed to help Analysts and their clients comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 and the associated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance L143 (Second Edition).

The document introduces new guidance on asbestos in soils in response to industry requests.

The document can be found on the HSE Web site.

Comments and suggestions should be made by e-mail to the HSE by 20 November 2015.