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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

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28.—(1) Where under an exemption granted pursuant to regulation 29 or regulation 30 asbestos is used in a work process or is produced by a work process, the employer must ensure that the quantity of asbestos and materials containing asbestos at the premises where the work is carried out is reduced to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), where under an exemption granted pursuant to regulation 29 or regulation 30 a manufacturing process which gives rise to asbestos dust is carried out in a building, the employer must ensure that any part of the building in which the process is carried out is—

(a)so designed and constructed as to facilitate cleaning; and

(b)is equipped with an adequate and suitable vacuum cleaning system which must, where reasonably practicable, be a fixed system.

(3) Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply to a building in which, prior to 1st March 1988, there was carried out a process to which either—

(a)as then in force, regulation 13 of the Asbestos Regulations 1969(1) applied and the process was carried out in compliance with that regulation; or

(b)that regulation did not apply.

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