Asbestos from soil - how can you avoid legal problems?
This event will examine the legal and policy content for asbestos from soil and how this could affect your project.
This event is free to attend for LACL and BRMF members
This event costs £250 to attend for non-members
19 June 2015, 10.30am - 4.00pm (Registration from 10.00)
CIRIA is delighted to bring a unique programme of 5 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 day is self contained but the whole package would also be relevant so there is 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 and roofs in the UK. Currently in the UK, 2000-3000 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 seminar is the second in the series, which will explore the legal and policy context of asbestos from soil to help make the management more efficient and safe.
The topic will be delivered by LQM and in association with legal expert, Fieldfisher.
This event will explore:
Who should attend?
- what to look out for so that you will not get into legal troubles when dealing with asbestos from soil
- asbestos related case laws and how they may be relevant to your project
- new emerging or changing legislations
- Legal professionals
- Insurance professionals
- Waste management organsiations
- Local authorities
This course has a value of 4 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.
10.00am Coffee and registration
10.30am Chairman’s introduction
10.15am Asbestos from soil – why is asbestos different in a legal context
11.05am Recent legislation and policy (including waste) and how this will affect your work
11.35am Case laws – what they really mean?
11.55am Discussions and questions
13.30pm Dealing with asbestos from ground - what to look out for in a legal context
14.50pm Tea and coffee
15.10pm Group reporting
15.40pm Questions and discussions
16.00pm Summing up and close
Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane
London EC1A 9PN
If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.