Supporting local authorities in managing asbestos in soil

This webinar for LACL members will address the main concerns and challenges posed by asbestos in soil that local authorities are grappling with, and identify areas where more research and clarity is needed.

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Asbestos in soil remains a problem in many sites across the UK. In recent years more research has been carried out resulting in newer guidance publications, however confusion remains regarding the application of good practice when assessing and managing asbestos risk in contaminated land projects. This affects local authorities who are the primary regulators for contaminated land projects.

During the webinar, our speakers will explore some of the challenges stemming from asbestos in soil, such as difficulties reviewing results from asbestos risk analysis, whilst demonstrating how local authorities currently apply existing guidance. They will identify areas where more research and clarity is needed.

Why attend
Discuss the main regulatory and guidance issues surrounding asbestos sites
Discover how local authorities currently assess and manage sites with asbestos
Learn how existing asbestos guidance should be applied
Identify areas where further guidance and research is required for local authorities
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
This event is open to LACL members only.

Thursday 22 April 2021
14:00 - 16:00

14:00 Welcome and introduction
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
14:10 Guidance for managing asbestos in soil
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
14:30 Case study: how local authorities manage asbestos in soil
Michael Moore, Environmental Health Senior Officer, Rochdale Borough Council
14:50 The new SOBRA guide for laboratory analysis for asbestos in soil
Simon Cole, Technical Director, AECOM
15:10 A road map of technical guidance: the future for managing asbestos in soil
Paul Nathanail, Technical Director, GHD
15:30 Interactive discussion and Q&A
15:55 Closing remarks

LACL members Free to attend

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22/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

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