HSC/06/55 July 2006.
“A comparison of the risks from different materials containing asbestos”
At the 9 May meeting, the Commission agreed that including in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) a peak exposure level of 0.6 fibres per cm³ in the air measured over a ten minute period would provide a useful determinant of when exposure might be considered to be sporadic and of low intensity.
Exactly how this ties in with the Compensation Act 2006 remains to be seen. It is highly likely that claims will be made when known exposures are below the level described as sporadic. Would they be in breach or not?