Evaluating the Duty to Manage Asbestos

The Duty to Manage Asbestos Regulations are aimed at reducing exposure to asbestos amongst maintenance workers in commercial properties and the communal areas of domestic premises. IES was commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive to provide evidence on, and evaluate the impact of, the regulations in order to inform decisions on extending or altering the scope of the regulations. The research involved a survey of 1,000 dutyholders and 500 maintenance workers, face-to-face interviews with these groups, and objective site visits to check levels of compliance in 20 premises.