COVID-19 Message

FAMANZ’s top priority is the health and well-being of our community, starting with our members, contractors and volunteers. And we recognise our duty to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by this global pandemic. We are grateful to healthcare workers, local communities and governments around the world who are working to contain COVID-19.

The Board has noted government, and other organisations’ responses to the pandemic and have put in place restrictions in order to minimise community harm. This includes cancelling all face to face FAMANZ events, meetings and technical seminars etc. for the foreseeable future.

While FAMANZ does not have paid staff or an office, we are extremely mindful of the impact this situation may have on our contractors and volunteers. We appreciate your patience as there may be delays in responding to your queries via this website.

The Board is also conscious of member well-being and the long term and far reaching impact this pandemic will have on mental health, business viability, as well as social and cultural linkages. FAMANZ will work with other kindred societies and organisations to ensure the asbestos profession remains professionally & socially supported and connected. We strongly encourage you to stay connected via FAMANZ forum, and other social media options.

Our thoughts go out to each of you. We hope that you and your families and friends stay safe.

We encourage you to seek information on COVID-19 from reliable sources such as:

World Health Organisation – Public advice on prevention

https://www.health.gov.au/

https://covid19.govt.nz/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/story-streams/coronavirus/

The Board will keep you updated on any changes including opportunities we can take to assist you and the community at large.

With regards and best wishes
FAMANZ Board
Derek (Chairman), Brian Eva (Treasurer), Caroline Langley (Secretary), Philip Hibbs,Nick Cowman, Bridgette Jennings and Pierina Otness.

FAMANZ provides a professional home for those practitioners providing services to the asbestos industry including: occupational hygienists, environmental consultants, asbestos removal contractors, building managers, Regulators (WHS and EPA), demolition contractors, C&D waste recycling industry, waste disposal industry, suppliers, and allied industries.

Key objectives of FAMANZ are to:

  • advance industry knowledge and understanding of asbestos assessment, management, and remediation;
  • improve the practice of asbestos assessment, management, and remediation and the knowledge, competence and standing of its practitioners;
  • advance education and training in relation to asbestos assessment, management, and remediation;
  • encourage and promote research into the assessment and management of asbestos and asbestos related diseases;
  • disseminate information, knowledge and research findings relating to the assessment, management, and remediation of asbestos;
  • promote the profession of asbestos assessment, management, and remediation; and
  • represent the profession of asbestos assessment, management, and remediation nationally and internationally.

Exposure to airborne respirable asbestos fibres has led to the premature deaths of many workers and community members in Australia and New Zealand, and continues to do so. FAMANZ will work in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society, and other industry societies to raise the professional and ethical standards of professionals providing services to the asbestos management industry.

Our vision is to:

minimise exposures to airborne respirable asbestos fibres for workers and general public in Australia and New Zealand.

pursue excellence for all those who practise in the asbestos assessment, management, and abatement professions;

establish, develop and maintain standards of competence in asbestos assessment, management, and abatement practice for those who are members of FAMANZ; and

act as the guardian of professional standards and ethics in the profession of asbestos assessment, management, and abatement.

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FAMANZ will work in conjunction with allied industry societies, regulators, government, and the community in Australia and New Zealand to raise the professional and ethical standards of professionals providing services to the asbestos management industry.

Our vision is to:

Minimise exposures to airborne respirable asbestos fibres for workers and the general public in Australia and New Zealand.

Pursue excellence for all those who practise in the asbestos assessment, management, and abatement professions;

Establish, develop and maintain standards of competence in asbestos assessment, management, and abatement for those who are members of FAMANZ

Act as the guardian of professional standards and ethics in the profession of asbestos assessment, management, and abatement.

Advancing Industry Knowledge

FAMANZ offers comprehensive courses to assist in the transfer of knowledge about all aspects of asbestos through training sessions online and in person.

Improve the practice of asbestos assessment

Information sessions and online resources are made available to our members to help improve the practice of asbestos assessment.
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Encourage and Promote Research

Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand can help you and your company grow with correct research procedures and processes.

Representation

FAMANZ strives to be the leading representative for the asbestos industry through training, knowledge, research, assistance and much more.

Sponsors

Identifibre Pty Ltd is a quality endorsed company, accredited by the National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) and SAI Global. Established in 1993 principally as a consultancy service in the field of asbestos hazard and risk management. Our multidisciplinary professional team have recognised expertise in the fields of asbestos and hazardous materials management, occupational hygiene and risk management. Our principal team members have in excess of seventy years experience in the asbestos management field.
ACA is a specialised risk consultancy providing technical health, safety and environmental risk management services to a broad range of clients operating within the built environment. Our core focus is property risk, asbestos and hazardous materials

Who is FAMANZ for?

occupational hygienists, asbestos removal contractors, environmental consultants, asbestos assessors / surveyors, property managers, demolition contractors, recycling industry operators, disposal contractors, suppliers, and allied industries.

Online Training Resources

IP402 International Proficiency Qualification

Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

IP403 International Proficiency Qualification

Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)

IP405 International Proficiency Qualification

Management of Asbestos in Buildings

Become a FAMANZ sponsor to help make the asbestos industry safer for everyone!

Making our industry healthier and safer for everyone is an extensive task. In becoming a sponsor of the Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand you and your company can become a force for change in our ever expanding industry.

Making a difference across every sector of the asbestos management cycle our sponsorship will help ensure our industry is the safest in the world.

If you require further information please fill out our contact form below.