Jul31

Best Practice Asbestos Management for Councils

  • Date:

    31 July 2017

  • Time:

    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Location:

    Forbes Shire Council

Overview

This forum will offer participants the opportunity to explore the role that councils play in the safe management and regulation of asbestos within their Local Government Areas. Councils from the Central NSW region are invited to attend along with representatives from the EPA, SafeWork, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Local Government and LGNSW to discuss the following topic areas:

  • Case Studies on management of asbestos by councils
  • Emergency management
  • Land contamination, waste management and  illegal dumping
  • Management of asbestos risks within council workplaces
  • The Model Asbestos Policy for NSW Councils
  • The NSW Ombudsman’s Report 2017 into how government agencies deal with the asbestos problem
  • Workshop - Forbes Shire Council Implementation of the Model Policy

Who should attend?

Officers and staff from the following areas of council:

  • Asset Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Health, Building and Regulation
  • Planning & Development
  • Properties and facilities management
  • Waste Management
  • Work Health and Safety