Jason Hocking, our Technical Manager, was delighted recently to be asked to give a presentation on Asbestos Regulations and Asbestos Removal by Hazel Joyes, Chair of the Somerset Occupational Health and Safety Association.

Always happy to stand around chatting, Jason dashed off to Taunton where 15 members of the group attended the short seminar held at the Western Power Training Venue.

Whilst all the members present had their own specialisations and were already well versed in the main requirements of CAR 2012, it was felt that they may benefit from a discussion around choosing a reputable and competent contractor, checking enforcement history and what to expect from a licensed contractor on site; from segregating working areas and signage to enclosure construction, controlled stripping techniques, re-occupation certificates and waste transfer notes.

After the event Jason commented that “it was a pleasure to discuss these subjects with professionals who were truly interested in the practical side of dealing with asbestos. There was lively debate with lots of relevant questions so I hope everyone learnt something useful”.

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