05 Oct

Bitesize training: asbestos awareness and management

CIEH member: £50
Affiliate member: £105
Non-member: £105 

Two hour bitesize training

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

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Available date:
30.11.2022

Online (Zoom)

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Overview

This bitesize training event will provide an overview of what asbestos is and the associated health effects, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Delegates will explore where asbestos is found in domestic premises and how to deal with it, with reference to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Guidance Notes. The session will also discuss legislation covering the presence of asbestos in domestic premises, including The Control of Asbestos Regulations and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).

Objectives

• Understanding the types of asbestos and its health effects 
• Explore the occurrence of asbestos in domestic premises 
• An overview of the legislation and guidance notes
• Learn how to safely treat or remove asbestos 

Who should attend:

• Environmental health practitioners 
• Housing managers and maintenance officers
• Estates managers 

CPD: 2 hours

Paul Fitzgerald


Paul qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1979 and has worked for a number of inner London and two rural authorities, specialising in private sector housing. Paul has also worked for a Residential Social Landlord as a Maintenance Manager, dealing with routine, cyclical and project management. Since 1995, Paul has worked as a consultant in this field, carrying out, managing and quality assessing stock condition surveys, working for both public and private sector landlords on specific projects or providing staff cover. He set up his own company in 1998.

After leaving school, Paul was one of the first students to obtain a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Health at the University of Greenwich, gaining further qualifications with a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University and in Quality Assurance Assessment.

Paul has been involved with the implementation of the Housing Health and Safety Hazard Rating System since its inception in 1999. He is a University of Warwick Trainer for the system, having helped deliver over 300 courses on its assessment and enforcement.

Recent contracts have included;

  • Acting Private Sector Housing Manager for Gravesham Borough Council, specifically submitting a successful bid for £0.86M additional grant funding
  • Delivering training courses to Private Sector Landlords on HMO issues
  • Delivering training courses to Surveying Companies and RSLs on the Health and Safety Hazard Rating System
  • Paul had worked for 5 years as a Private Sector Housing Team Manager with Oxford City Council, taking the lead on various projects including HMO Enforcement and Unlawful Developments.

He continues to be employed as a consultant for both for Local Authorities in Private Sector Housing and for private landlords, RSLs and charities such as Shelter, putting theory into practice, he has been the chairman of the National HMO Network and is still part of the steering group for that organisation. Paul is currently contracted to the Private Sector Housing Teams at East Hampshire/Havant Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

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