New asbestos course launches

KELTBRAY has introduced a new Asbestos in Soils training course, which the group described as the “first of its kind” in the UK.

Based in Keltbray’s training centre in east London, delegates can carry out mock excavation exercises to assess and monitor for asbestos contaminants. The course has been designed by Keltbray Remediation, a specialist division of Keltbray Group.

The course is targeted at the likes of contractors operating in the earthworks, demolition, civils and housebuilding sectors.

Keltbray Remediation MD Joe Jackson said, “Dealing with asbestos in soils is an increasing challenge as we start to remediate brownfield sites that pre-date year 2000, when asbestos was widely used in the construction of industrial or residential buildings and refurbishments. The most hazardous forms of asbestos were used in fireproofing, insulation, pipe lagging and corrugated roofing sheets and other exterior cladding materials, and they were often just buried as part of demolition works before asbestos prohibition laws came into force.”