Asbestos from soil - remediation
This event will examine the planning and implementation of remediationt for asbestos from soil.
This event is free to attend for LACL and BRMF members
This event costs £250 to attend for non-members
10 November 2015, 10am - 4.30pm (Registration from 9.30)
CIRIA is delighted to bring a unique programme of five advanced courses on asbestos in soil. The events are intended for those who want to deepen their working knowledge of the investigation, assessment and remediation of asbestos in soil and made ground.
Each of the events has a different programme and there will be no overlap between the days.
Asbestos is toxic and a class 1 carcinogen known to cause serious illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis and yet for many decades was widely used in concrete, roofs etc in the UK. Currently in the UK, 2,000 - 3,000 people die of asbestos related disease every year.
Previous focus of asbestos research and practice has dealt with the management of asbestos contamination within buildings. However results from thousands of investigations at contaminated sites across the UK have found that asbestos is frequently identified in made ground and there has been ambiguity in the approach to assessing the risk it poses.
This event, the final in the series will explore planning and implementation of remediation approaches for asbestos from soil. The topic will be delivered by LQM and in association with Hydrock.
This event will explore:
Who should attend?
- how to develop a remediation strategy
- practical issues including health and safety
- asbestos management plan
- waste disposal
- record keeping
- after care and sign off
- Waste management organsiations
- Local authorities
This course has a value of 5 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.
09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:30 Remedial options applicable to asbestos-containing soils
- factors that may influence the final selection
11:30 Tea / Coffee
12:00 Preparation and planning:
- CAR compliance and licencing requirements, including
- risk assessments
- mitigation measures, PPE/RPE selection
- training and air monitoring requirements
- site layout and decontamination and wash down
14:00 On-site reuse of asbestos-containing soils
15:30 Off-site disposal of asbestos-containing soils:
- waste issues
- transport requirements
16:00 Q&A Session and Debrief
The day will examine the limited range of remedial options applicable to asbestos-contaminated soils and discuss some of the factors that may influence the selection at a given site. The issues surrounding compliance with CAR during such remediation / redevelopment projects will be discussed in detail, including:
The practicalities of designing an appropriate site layout for the area of active work will be examined such as the location of decontamination facilities and site security etc. Finally, the regulatory restrictions applicable to both on-site reuse of ACS and its off-site transport and disposal will be discussed, including:
- the risk assessment requirements
- appropriate mitigation measures
- selection and specification of suitable PPE (including face-fit requirements)
- staff training
- air monitoring
- approaches to waste issues
- transport requirements
- regulator liaison
If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.