FAMANZ invites members and non members to attend our upcoming webinar on:

Best practice Asbestos Management in situ implementation strategies

Tuesday 9, August, 2022 @ 6.00pm AEST | 8.00pm NZST | 4.00pm AWST

Presenters: Charles Pickles (Airtight on Asbestos) and Alannah Elliott  (SQN Consulting Ltd)

Managing Asbestos in situ (Strategy and best practices)
Charles Pickles (Airtight on Asbestos)

Charles's presentation brings together some of the best international “Manage and Monitor” asbestos strategies for clients. It draws from well-established international management strategies to facilitate well managed asbestos in situ. It is understood that the removal of all asbestos currently in place across the globe is not possible, so this strategy provides an interim solution that minimises the associated risk of asbestos fibre release occurring until such time the material can be removed from our buildings and infrastructure safely.  

Asbestos Related works (training requirements)
Alannah Elliott  (SQN Consulting Ltd)

Though Worksafe prescribes “Work involving asbestos”, clarification regarding “Asbestos Related works” defined as minor associated works “on asbestos containing material” not deemed to be friable for the purpose to provide a reference, “fibre cement cladding” having building washes, exterior painting and minor maintenance undertaken. What level of training is a “PCBU” required to give staff who are likely to undertake such work reduce appropriately the risk of asbestos exposure occurring. 


Charles Pickles
Charles is an independent asbestos campaigner and founder / patron of Airtight on Asbestos. Charles has a background in asbestos consultancy. He co-founded Lucion Environmental in 2002, which at the time of his exit from the company in 2019, was the UK’s largest asbestos consultancy. With broad experience in the field and a firm understanding of the current risks and challenges presented by asbestos, Charles now highlights and campaigns for pragmatic solutions to asbestos issues.  

Alannah Elliott
Alannah has grown her passion for asbestos management over a 10 year career. Starting out working mostly in schools for Hampshire County Council (UK), she felt the work she was doing was really helping keep people safe. She moved to Aotearoa New Zealand 5 years ago where she has built on her surveying, assessing and laboratory experience, plus she added soil analysis to her skill set. Training is where Alannah has really hit her stride though. Her aim is to spread awareness to as many people as possible. She explores using different platforms and delivery methods to reach a wide range of people. After all, asbestos awareness will really help keep workers and everyone around them safer.

LOCATION:  Zoom - your computer

Members* Free
Non members $30 ex gst

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The webinar will be recorded. A link to access the recording will be sent to all registered participants after the webinar.

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CPD Points: This event will count as .5 CPD points in Category B in your FAMANZ Continuous Professional Development programme.

Dr John Green Masterclass tickets

This year NZISM celebrates both its 50 Year Anniversary and a membership milestone of 2,500. One of the many benefits of NZISM membership is the annual NZISM Masterclass series, and tickets have just gone on sale to both members and non-members.

The 2022 Masterclass series features Dr John Green, one of the forefathers of Safety Differently. Scottish by birth, and pragmatic by nature, John is a compelling speaker and a master at transforming health and safety concepts into effective operational practice. Find out more.

John will be running four 9am sessions:

July 13 & 20  - Safety Differently

Aug 10  & 17 - Psychological Safety in the Workplace.

Non-member tickets are available now priced $375 (includes recordings and NZISM membership until 31/3/23).

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