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Explanatory note

Explanatory note
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
Part 1 imposes duties on employers in relation to all work involving asbestos. These duties relate to exposure to asbestos dust, cleanliness of the place of work and clothing, storage and disposal of asbestos, and maintenance of protective clothing and equipment.
Part 2 imposes duties on employers in relation to restricted work. The working area is to be isolated. Employees undertaking restricted work must hold certificates of competence.
Part 3 makes provision for certificates of competence for undertaking restricted work.
Part 4 imposes a duty on manufacturers and suppliers to label products containing asbestos. The label to be used is described in Schedule 3. It must be used on and from 1 April 1999.
Regulation 36 provides that a failure to observe any of the duties set out in these regulations constitutes an offence.
PROMULGATION
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 December 1998.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment..

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