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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.

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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:
  • 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
Who should attend?
  • Clients/developers
  • Legal professionals 
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Waste management organsiations
  • Regulators
  • 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
12.30pm    Lunch
13.30pm    Dealing with asbestos from ground - what to look out for in a legal context
13.50pm    Workshops
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.
CIRIA Griffin Court 15 Long Lane LONDON EC1A 9PN

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