Asbestos Control Programme
The Asbestos Control Programme aims to eliminate asbestos-related diseases over the long term through progressive elimination of asbestos use, and the minimisation of exposure during the use and removal, and management of asbestos in buildings. Target processes include work involving removal and abatement of asbestos in buildings, vessels and other premises.
The programme involves
- strengthening the legislative requirements for asbestos removal work
- introducing a licensing scheme for asbestos removal contractors
- raising awareness and capability building; engagement and enforcement
MOM works with the Building Control Authority, National Environment Agency and other relevant stakeholders in implementing the programme.