These regulations took effect last month, and replace the 2006 version. The changes are relatively few, and are mainly introduced because the EU had decided that the UK didn’t properly implement the original directive in earlier regulations.
There are now extra duties in relation to some types of nonlicensed work with asbestos, to do with notification, record-keeping and health surveillance. From 6 April, some nonlicensed work with asbestos has to be notified to the enforcing authority. There is a new obligation to keep records of non-licensed work that is notifiable, to include names of workers involved. There are also enhanced health monitoring duties that must be in place by April 2015.