Farmers may face jail if they ignore asbestos

Twelve months after the introduction of new legislation and legal obligations to manage the risk of asbestos in commercial property, farmers are being reminded that they could face investigation, unlimited fines, criminal liability and even prosecution if they do not undertake surveys of all non-domestic buildings in relation to Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs).

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002, which came into force in May 2004, introduced a new duty to those who have res

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