HSE’s approach to asbestos management - Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session

Witnesses at this session, to be held on Wednesday 17 November 2021, will include ...

The Work and Pensions Committee is to hold the first oral evidence session in its inquiry into how the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) manages the continued presence of asbestos in buildings.

The inquiry is examining the current risks posed by asbestos in the workplace, the actions taken by HSE to mitigate them and how its approach compares to those taken in other countries.

Witnesses at this first oral evidence session – to be held on Wednesday 17 November 2021 - will include safety campaigners, representatives from charities and from support groups. The Committee will also hear from French, German and Dutch experts in asbestos management.

The Committee raised concerns last year with the Government about the UK’s policy on managing asbestos in buildings, following the publication of a report by think tank Respublica. In response, the Minister for Employment confirmed that the HSE would be reviewing the effectiveness of the regulations for managing asbestos.

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