Employers are required to keep a health record for each worker involved in notifiable non-licensed workwith asbestos. These records can be brief - it may be as simple as writing down the names of workers on the job on your copy of the notification form, or keeping copies of the notification form for each person
How much notifiable non-licensed work does a worker need to do before the requirement for a medical applies?
HSE would expect employers to take a commonsense approach, so if the work was genuinely a one-off, or a very rare occurrence, then it would be disproportionate to require a medical. However, the worker would still need to take all the appropriate precautions and the employer should also be able to provide some evidence that
Why do the requirements in the 2012 regulations for medical surveillance for notifiable non-licensed work have a 3-year transition period?
There are potentially large numbers of workers, including self employed trades people, involved in notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW) with asbestos, who will now be required to have medical surveillance for the first time. At present, however, there is only a small and limited network of Doctors, who are familiar with asbestos and asbestos-related medicals. The
To determine whether the work you are doing is classified as notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW), check the NNLW information. Once you have confirmed the work is NNLW, you need to notify it to the relevant enforcing authority. Do this online, via a computer or Smartphone, at the online notifications form. All three possible enforcing authorities
Does my work with asbestos insulating board (AIB) need a licence or is it notifiable non-licensed work?
All AIB work that is not short duration work requires a licence. Short duration work is when work with these materials will take no more than two hours in any seven day period, and no one person works for more than one hour in that two hour period. Work with AIB that is short duration
Notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW) is a particular category of non-licensed work that imposes extra requirements on employers. For NNLW, employers also have additional requirements to: notify work with asbestos to the relevant enforcing authority designate (identify) areas where the work is being done ensure medical examinations are carried out maintain registers of work (health records)
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012, updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission's view that the UK had not fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC). In practice the changes are fairly limited. They mean that some types of non-licensed