The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. This was first introduced in 2002, coming into effect in 2004. While virtually all production activities involving potential exposure to asbestos have now ceased, research and evidence shows that there remains considerable risk from accidental exposure to asbestos.
The aim is to protect workers who may come across asbestos during the course of their day to day activities. This should also result in protection of any other people who are using the premise they are working on.