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Asbestos from soil - remediation

This event will examine the planning and implementation of remediationt for asbestos from soil.

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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:
  • how to develop a remediation strategy
  • practical issues including health and safety
  • asbestos management plan
  • waste disposal
  • record keeping
  • after care and sign off
Who should attend?
  • Clients/developers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors.
  • Laboratories
  • Waste management organsiations
  • Regulators
  • 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

13:00    Lunch

14:00    On-site reuse of asbestos-containing soils

15:00    Tea/Coffee

15:30    Off-site disposal of asbestos-containing soils:
             - waste issues
             - transport requirements

16:00    Q&A Session and Debrief

16:30    Close

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 risk assessment requirements
  • appropriate mitigation measures
  • selection and specification of suitable PPE (including face-fit requirements)
  • staff training
  • air monitoring
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:
  • 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.

The Studio Birmingham 7 Cannon Street BIRMINGHAM B2 5EP

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