Article By : Steve Forster, AGS
January 13, 2021
Conference 2020,Land Quality

The AGS is hoping to publish its long-awaited revision to interim guidance on asbestos risk assessment for the protection of Site Investigation and Geotechnical Laboratory Personnel (SIARA) by the end of 2020. Developed largely by an AGS working group, Steve Forster has been assisting with the drafting of the document over the past year and will share some insights into what the new guidance will contain. Particular focus will be given to:
a. What must be included in your preliminary asbestos risk assessment before getting to site.
b. Risk assessment, classification of sites and application of appropriate control measures.

Steve, BSc, MSc, CEnv, FGS, MIEnvSc, has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the investigation, assessment and management of asbestos and contaminated land in various roles. He is Chair of the Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials, which is a broad cross-sectoral initiative to promote and guide the development and implementation of UK non-statutory industry guidance for the investigation, analysis, assessment, remediation and management of asbestos in the ground.

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