Looking for Asbestos

Understanding and managing asbestos risks in buildings is still a major concern for property professionals. There are still large numbers of non-domestic buildings containing asbestos in some form. Asbestos poses continuing problems for their maintenance, repair, modernisation, alteration and redevelopment. An asbestos survey is a fundamental part of managing the risk and potential removal. Practitioners need to be aware of the issues and up-to-date with procedures and regulations, what to look for and when to call in a specialist.

The learning outcomes of this course provide an understanding of:

Background issues:

  • use and location of asbestos in buildings
  • classification of types and recognition
  • assessment of risk
  • legislative and regulatory framework
  • current asbestos survey guidelines

Surveyor responsibility:

  • surveying for asbestos
  • high risk buildings
  • managing the register
  • when to call in a specialist

Costs and difficulties:

  • removal procedures
  • practical issues involved in removal
  • potential costs

Graham Dewey is a building surveyor and a health and safety specialist with enormous and wide-ranging professional experience. He has specialised in health and safety work for major NHS trusts as well as many other institutions.

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Graham Dewey MSc MRICS FCIOB, Principal GSD Safety


The Hog’s Back Hotel, Farnham GU10 1EX


Wednesday 6 March 2019, 1:50pm–5:10pm

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