Archive Car12

The following are posts with the 'Car12' tag:

Asbestos Awareness / Training

If you are planning to undertake construction or if you are a landlord you need to be aware of the CAR12 regulations. You have specific duties that you must adhere to under the law. For those of you that are interested, one our partners is offering Asbestos training. If you would like more information about the courses on offer please contact Steve at Doctus Training by emailing We are happy to announce that Steve will be speaking at the Ai Solutions Health and Safety Conference...
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New Guidance on Working with Asbestos in Soil and C & D Materials

Industry body, CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments) has recently published the JIWG (Joint Industry Working Group) guidance titled Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials or CAR-SOIL™ for short. CAR-SOIL™ is described as "the authoritative document interpreting the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 ... as applied to working with ground materials...
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Government Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme

In the news recently, campaigners have expressed fears that thousands could miss out under a new compensation scheme for those with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of internal organs, notably the lungs, and almost always arises from exposure to asbestos. Asbestos has been used in the past within construction and is within many of our schools and older buildings. For more on this article see Asbestos compensation scheme criticised by campaigners on...
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Asbestos Management Help

Asbestos is the UK's biggest workplace killer. The three main types of asbestos - blue, brown and white asbestos - can still be found in the workplace. There is no safe level of exposure and all types are dangerous. Around 4,000 people die each year from mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer - 11 people for every day of the year. This is greater than the number of road accident deaths. Before the death rate declines, up to a quarter of a million people in Britain may have died from asbestos...
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Managing My Asbestos

For those among you who would like more information about managing the asbestos in your own building(s) the HSE has published a web site detailing 'how' you should do this. The web site is a step by step guide to all the duties regarding best management of asbestos Additionally Ai Solutions has help and guidance regarding Asbestos and the CAR12 regulations on our web site; this includes an extensive knowledge base that has been written by experts in the field. Come and visit...
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Asbestos Timeline - Updated to include (CAR) 2012

There's an interesting article in Industry Today about an "asbestos timeline". Silverdell PLC have published an historic timeline on the subject of asbestos, in a visual and easily shareable format. They have adapted the timeline and accompanying article to reflect the recent supreme court landmark ruling and the changes to the CAR 2012 regulations. For more on this article view Asbestos Uses and Regulations Timeline
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What has changed in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012?

Our partner Callsafe Services have just published the list of changes in their latest Construction Health and Safety News. On 6 April 2012 the new regulations (CAR12) come into force. These regulations revoke the 2006 regulations, and the 2007, 2008 (2 off) and 2009 amendment regulations. The changes are as follows: Regulation 2 includes new definitions of "asbestos cement", "asbestos coating", "asbestos insulation", "asbestos insulating board", "short duration work" and "textured decorative...
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New Asbestos Regulations Come into Force

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 will come 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 and mean that some types of non-licensed work with asbestos now have additional requirements, i.e. notification of work, medical surveillance and record keeping. All other requirements...
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