We attended the BOHS Roadshow event in Cardiff on 31st October. The packed programme of presentations for the day, delivered by some of the pre-eminent figures in the asbestos industry included discussions on; Asbestos in Soils and the qualifications pertinent to this specific sector, Assessing Risks and finding solutions in regard to Asbestos in Soils, The Duty to Manage, Analysts Issues Based on the HSE Analysts Inspection Programme, Managing Asbestos on a Large Property Estate, New Sentencing Guidelines and Asbestos Prosecutions, the meaning of “As Low As Reasonably Practical” and a review of CAR 2012 and the future.

There was also a presentation given by Martin Stear in respect of BOHS’ newly launched: Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM).

FAAM aim to provide a community for professionals in the asbestos industry, its vision is to:

  • Pursue excellence for all those who practise in the asbestos assessment and management profession.
  • Establish, develop and maintain standards of competence in asbestos assessment and management practice for members.
  • Act as the guardian of professional standards and ethics in the profession.

If you are interested the Faculty then details can be found at www.iamfaam.org