The Control of Asbestos Regulations CAR (2012) came into force on 6th April 2012. These Regulations bring together the three previous sets of Regulations covering the Prohibition of Asbestos, The Control of Asbestos at Work and Asbestos Licensing.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 has been reviewed due to them failing to comply with the European Asbestos Worker Protection Directive and thus were superseded by CAR 2012.

The changes reflected in Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 relate to Regulation 3 (2). The exclusions from certain provisions, in particular licencing, which allowed too many types of low risk work to be exempt from requirements concerning notification, medical examinations of those undertaking such work and record keeping

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