Current status of asbestos inspection in Spain, rules and regulations. Law 7/22 and its DA14

The main topic is to explain the current state of asbestos inspection in Spain. We will review the legislation that applies in the workplace and that requires asbestos to be identified and its risk evaluated. We will also see what Spanish legislation says about asbestos removal, what the Spanish asbestos inspection standard UNE171370-2 recommends. We will introduce the novelties regarding asbestos in the Waste and Contaminated Soils Law 7/22 in its fourteenth additional provision. Without a doubt, this law can serve as the basis for a large National asbestos elimination project and response to future European requirements.


He is a geological engineer (civil engineer specialising in geotechnics) at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. He has worked for 15 years as a geotechnical engineer, specialising in cementing and soil treatment. 

He also has international experience, having worked for a year and a half in Canada on major civil projects such as the ports of Toronto and Ottawa, the rehabilitation of the Parliament of Canada and the White Damm River.    

In Spain, he also worked on major civil projects such as the high-speed train and the new L9 metro in Barcelona. 

For the past 3 years, he has been working as an asbestos inspector to standard UNE171370-2.

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