Innov8 establishes specialist Asbestos In Soil discussion group

3rd June 2017

Environmental and occupational health and safety specialist Innov8 Risk Consultants has set up a specialist discussion group to share experience, guidance and best practice advice for those working with soil and construction and demolition materials that may be contaminated with asbestos.

The asbestos in soil issue has been fairly high profile recently, with the publication of the CL:AIRE CAR-SOIL document late last year and the more recent Construction Industry Research and Information Industry Association (CIRIA) C765 good practice site guide both seeking to clarify the steps required to achieve compliance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012).

Innov8, through its parent company Lucion Services, has been actively involved in helping to shape this new industry guidance and in response to interest from clients, contractors and other consultancies has now set up a special open discussion group to clarify what good practice should look like when dealing with the asbestos in soils issue.

Among some of the key current areas of concern for stakeholders raised at the first group meeting, which took place in London on the 18th April, were site investigations, and working with local authorities and the HSE, as well as the definition of waste, the concept of ‘trace amounts’ and material re-use. Sampling strategies, air monitoring and ambient fibre levels, and the role of scanning electron microscopy were also among the themes discussed.

Innov8 intends to build on the success of the meeting and to continue to provide an informative and practical approach that will help attendees best protect the safety and health of their employees, others who may be affected by the site works and those who take ownership of the area on completion and handover.

The group is interested in growing its membership and all those with a responsibility for managing health and safety, and who have a desire to proactively discuss and share their thoughts and experiences of asbestos in soil issues are warmly invited to attend.

As yet there is no fixed timetables for these meetings, but it is hoped to hold the next discussion group in August. For further details please contact:

Tom Sendall, Safety Consultant, Innov8 Risk Consultants Innov8 Risk Consultants Ltd | Innov8 Risk Consultants
E: | T: 01244 671719 | M: 07568106413

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