6 June 2016

A series of seminars delivered jointly by Clifford Devlin and consultancy Global Environmental which focus on the commercial issues associated with managing asbestos have been a great success.

Over the last 9 months our one-hour presentation entitled “How to Save a Fortune on Managing Asbestos” has been delivered to cost consultancies and quantity surveying practices throughout the South East.

Presented jointly by Paul Clarke-Scholes of Clifford Devlin and Fergus McCloskey of Global Environmental, the seminar gives delegates 10 tips on how to save money on asbestos surveying, removal and air testing without compromising the safety of those involved.

Ian Kehl, Divisional Director from Currie Brown commented:
“Typically asbestos training tends to be delivered from a technical or health & safety perspective. The commercial approach was refreshing and really made us appreciate how planning for asbestos during the lead-in to projects can help reduce costs and programme significantly.”

The seminar has been attended by over 200 delegates from seventeen consultancies including:

  • Cast
  • Currie & Brown
  • Doig + Smith
  • Faithorn Farrell Timms
  • Gardiner & Theobald
  • Hunters
  • Jackson Coles
  • Keegans
  • Kempton Carr Croft
  • Leslie Clark
  • Potter Raper
  • Qantem
  • Rile Consulting
  • Stace
  • Sweett Group
  • Synergy LLP

It is estimated that managing asbestos accounts for 10% of the cost of demolition and as much as 5% of spend on refurbishment projects is allocated to the identification, removal and reporting of asbestos containing materials. The presentation provides 10 tips to enable these costs to be minimised without compromising the safety of those involved. The suggestions were compiled by experts in all disciplines from surveying to analytical work and removals.

“All of the advice contained in our seminars is consistent with current best practice pertaining to asbestos management and if implemented correctly none of our suggestions will compromise the integrity of the process involved or the health & safety of those affected by it,” said Global Environmental’s Operations Manager, Paul Phillips, “It is unlikely that all ten tips are applicable to anyone’s individual circumstances but, even if candidates have found just two or three useful, this seminar will have been valuable.”

Please contact us at marketing@clifford-devlin.co.uk  if you would like to arrange for this seminar to be delivered at your premises.