ACLCA Module: Asbestos Management in Soil

Who should attend:

This module will target professionals within the contaminated land industry involved in asbestos in soil remediation works, investigations or management. 


  • Raising awareness of the legislative framework on matters related to asbestos in soils. 
  • Acknowledging the obligations that ACLCA member companies have in relation to asbestos.
  • Reflecting on the implementation of the NEPM five (5) years beyond its initial release.
  • Understanding the laboratory methods deployed to identify and measure asbestos. 
  • Providing an opportunity for consultants to share experiences in the field of assessing and managing contaminated land.

Course Inclusion:  

  • An appraisal on the legislative framework, including how to reconcile safety and environmental legislation while consulting.
  • A summary of the statutory obligations on ACLCA member companies to identify and manage risks associated with asbestos while undertaking work.
  • A presentation on the origins of asbestos, its uses and how it enters and behaves in the environment.
  • Collection of samples as part of site characterisation.
  • Practically demonstrating the laboratory method. This may include establishing a mobile laboratory in the training session to demonstrate how the method is implemented in a NATA accredited facility.
  • A review of the NEPM and some insights into the practical aspects of using the NEPM to measure and manage asbestos contaminated sites.
  • Addressing asbestos as a waste during due diligence works.
  • Managing asbestos on an active construction site.


Steven Bos (Prensa) is a Managing Consultant and Environmental Auditor with 20 years experience in practicing in asbestos in soil. Steven provides expert consulting advice on investigating and remediating asbestos in soil, as well as the built environment. Conducting health risk assessments and financial risk assessments associated with assessment is a key focus of his consulting. Steven is an active participant in the Asbestos in Soils Focus Area and has extensive experience in asbestos analysis in soil and air.

Darren Cordy (Greencap) is a Practice Manager – Contaminated Land and has been working within the contaminated land field for the past 16 years and has been specialising in assessments where ACM in soil is a contaminant of concern for the past 10 years. Darren’s experience with asbestos in soil includes acting as an expert witness for various legal firms, engaged by other consulting companies to review procedures and to conduct asbestos in soil assessments for environmental audit, has conducted public seminars on asbestos in soil, and has provided guidance to industry on the various asbestos in soil remediation methods available.

William Minehan (Prensa) is a senior health safety and environmental consultant at Prensa Pty Ltd. William has worked on multiple large scale and landmark asbestos in soil remediation jobs as a project manager and has practical on-site experience assisting with excavation. Through William’s management and site work experience, William has been able to effectively communicate with a range of project stakeholders including remedial and civil contractors, regulators and clients.

Peter Clark (CFMEU) is one of the most experienced industry representatives in relation to asbestos and is one of the CFMEU’s key health and safety resources. Peter will share his years of experience on the issues asbestos in soils can create on active construction sites. The CFMEU is a key stakeholder in risk communication and Peter will provide a unique perspective on asbestos, which will assist members in developing remedial strategies and effectively consulting with the construction workforce.

Event details as follows: 

DATE: Tuesday 4 June 2019

TIME: 3pm-6pm (with discussion over drinks and nibles afterwards)

VENUE: WSP (Level 15, 28 Freshwater Place Southbank 3006)

COST: $220 (includes refreshments)

REGISTRATION: This event is open to ACLCA members only. Register now to avoid missing out -  spaces are strictly limited!

If you are claiming CPD points from attending ACLCA events, please ensure that you keep your registration receipts on file as evidence for your CPD recognition.

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