Managing asbestos in soil - ten years on, what is new?

This event will give an overview of how we are managing asbestos in soil and launch the first app, Asbestos Site Aid, to support site workers when they spot potential asbestos containing materials on sites



Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were widely used in construction, and it is difficult (and sometimes not possible) to ensure that all asbestos is removed before demolition. Building rubble is liable to contain ACM, and may contain free fibres. Asbestos from soil has attracted a lot of attentions in the past ten years because recent case laws demonstrated that clients, consultants and contractors could be liable if they did not follow good practice when dealing with asbestos from soil.

Since 2014, CIRIA has produced guidance on asbestos in soil.  This started with C733 Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (the first guidance of its kind in the past 20 years), to the publication of a site guide and now an app which is aimed at ground and site workers.  Later on 2020, CIRIA will also launched an eLearning course for non-licenced work.

Why attend

This event will:

  • Discuss recent update legal cases that relate asbestos in soil
  • Discuss current (still) issue people have in managing asbestos in soil
  • Give an overview of how recent guidance is helping people manage asbestos in soil
  • How the first asbestos in soil app can help people spot ACM
10:00   Introduction
10:05   Asbestos in soil - a legal update
            Charlotte Scrivens, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
10:15   A contractor's point of view
            Joe Jackson, Keltbray Remediation
10:35   Questions and discussion
10:55   From fear to fairness: Engaging the regulator for remediation success
            Paula Grgich-Warke, Redrock

11:15   CIRIA's new online Non Licensed Work (NLW) training package
            Paul Nathanail, LQM

11:35   The first asbestos from soil APP - how does this work?
            Joanne Kwan, CIRIA

11:55   Questions and discussion
12:15   Lunch
14:00   Close

Who should attend?
Contractors, consultants, LA and other regulators

Thursday 30 January 2020
10:00 - 14:00

106-109 Saffron Hill,
London, EC1N 8QS


CIRIA members: Free 
LACL, BRMF and ALL other attendees: £95 + VAT

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30/01/2020 - 30/01/2020
106-109 Saffron Hill

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