Asbestos from soil site guide - publication launch

This webinar will give an overview of the new CIRIA report C765 Asbestos in soil and made ground good practice site guide. It will provide advice to all site workers who may come into contact with, or are required to manage, soils that have the potential to contain asbestos.

Background
Asbestos is a non-threshold substance where no amount is considered safe and has been described in campaigns by the HSE as the “hidden killer.” With other more visibly apparent and immediate risks such as; underground service strikes; personnel being injured by moving objects/equipment; as well as the all too common musculoskeletal disorders; the protection of investigation workers from the risks of being exposed to asbestos in soils has not been a high priority.    

CIRIA’s new report Asbestos in soil and made ground good practice site guide gives advice to all site workers who may come into contact with, or are required to manage, soils that have the potential to contain asbestos (eg groundworks/earthworks contractors, ground investigation contractors/supervisors, consultants, waste handlers). It provides a framework to help minimise the potential health risks and associated liabilities when asbestos-containing soils (ACS) are encountered on site. It also focuses on practical management of ACS in field conditions and builds on the guidance from Nathanail et al (2014) which sets out the risk assessment process and risk management framework for asbestos in soils.

Why attend?
This webinar will :
•    provide an overview of C765 Asbestos in soil and made ground good practice
      site guide.
•    discuss how the guidance could help site workers deals with asbestos
      expectedly and unexpectedly
•    showcase what is good practice
•    discuss what is needed to further improve safe management of sites
       potentially is contaminated by asbestos

Programme
13.00        Chair’s introduction
                 Claire Dickinson, Independent consultant
    
13.15        CIRIA new report C765  Asbestos in soil and made ground good practice
                 site guide
                 Phil Studds, Ramboll Environ

13.35        The way forward
                 Joanne Kwan, CIRIA

14.45        Questions and discussion

14.00        Close        

Who should attend?
Clients, contactors, consultants, asbestos specialists, site workers, regulators

When
26 January 2017
13.00 - 14.00

Fees
FREE to CIRIA members
£35 + VAT for all other attendees

Booking
If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email patrick.williams@ciria.org


26/01/2017 - 26/01/2017
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