Theatre Hall 11
Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September
11.15 - 11.45
This seminar will focus on what employers can do to protect employees in the workplace and what we can do to protect ourselves from exposure to asbestos in our homes and workplaces. I will provide practical tips and guidance upon controlling the risks of harm to health. The seminar will briefly touch upon the work I do as an asbestos disease solicitor and my involvement with Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group.
12.00 - 12.30
Discussion of current position of asbestos in 2017 including the status and industry position of asbestos surveys, removal and training. Case studies and observations of actual information received from Duty Holders, clients and the industry workers
12.45 - 13.15
Provide a brief overview on the remediation aspects of the HCA Guidance on Dereliction, Demolition and Remediation Costs (2015), including purpose, methodology and use of the guide and exclusions. The presentation will include project examples where the guidance has been used to influence a masterplan design and as a means of prioritising sites with respect to potential contamination liabilities.
13.30 - 14.00
Dr Alexander Lee
SoBRA will provide an overview of its latest progress and summer workshops on vapour risk assessment. This will include a discussion upon the assessment of long-term (chronic) risk to human health from the inhalation of vapours arising from groundwater compatible with UK approaches .
14.15 - 14.45
PPE is often relegated to commodity status. The poor relation in Safety, delegated to non-specialist procurement staff looking for the cheapest deal. Then Safety professionals wonder why people still get hurt - and worse. This session introduces a new paradigm in PPE provision, to ensure you can always provide your teams with the best safety equipment, in the right place at the right time, whilst providing maximum value and ROI.
15.00 - 15.30
HSE advises to assume paint contains lead, unless there is good evidence to prove otherwise. Its disturbance releases dust and fume most likely to be defined as a ‘significant’ exposure risk from both inhalation and ingestion. This triggers compliance requirements for: blood lead levels monitoring, training, personal air monitoring and PPE/RPE provision. Poor lead hazards awareness combined with shoddy understanding and application of CDM 2015 continue to perpetuate avoidable liabilities.