A Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) with CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land Application in Real Environment) has published industry guidance on managing and working with asbestos in soil, construction and demolition materials, known as CAR-SOIL TM.

This long awaited industry guidance, which has been supported by the HSE, provides clarity about working with asbestos-contaminated soil and C&D materials under CAR 2012. It outlines the steps that should be taken by clients and employers within the construction sector who have a duty to ensure that workers and others are not exposed to asbestos.

A more detailed practitioners’ guidance is currently being written by the JIWG, and is due for publication later in 2016.

For more details about CL:AIRE visit www.claire.co.uk, alternatively you can download the guidance here.