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Asbestos has been around for many years, first used 3000 years BC. During the 1950's through to the mid 1980's Asbestos was extensively used as a building material either on its own or as a component part of mixed materials; it was also used extensively on ships and boats due to its fire resistant properties.
In 1985 the amphibole materials were banned, and in 1999 the serpentine material was finally banned, because of the known health risks. Asbestos has to be either managed or removed from the locations where it was originally used.
However following removal the disposal of it was not well policed or governed, despite regulations and we now find ourselves working in areas where Asbestos once removed was deposited.
Using Grimsby Docks Sea Defence Projects as a case study, Brian Smith, of Callsafe, will outline from his own experience some of the issues and constraints that were placed on a project team having to deal with Asbestos contaminated materials and remain legally compliant.
For more information please contact Phillip Mcloughlin
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Brian started his career as a Police Officer before retiring after 25yrs and developing a second career in Health & Safety where he is now fulfilling the role of Resident Principal Designer for the Environment Agency Eastern Hub covering East Anglia, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and is recognised as one of the national leads on Asbestos Contaminate Ground.