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.

FAMANZ seminar series

FAMANZ is proud to support ASEA during Asbestos Awareness Week, hosting two webinars that you will not want to miss.

Complex remote asbestos projects
– Wittenoom and Beyond

DAY: Tuesday 24th November 2020

TIME: 13:30AEDT, 15:30NZDT and 10:30AWST

FAMANZ webinars are free for members (log into the member area and then register).

Managing complex asbestos & contaminated site projects are difficult enough in the metro area, let alone in very remote regions of Australia. This webinar will give an overview of 2 recent complex asbestos projects undertaken in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. The first project involved the removal and replacement of approx. 33,000 asbestos brake pressure plates across the entire iron ore car (train) fleet for a mining client; the second project being the remediation of 42kms of roadway which was previously used as a haul road to transport raw crocidolite asbestos bags from Wittenoom up to Point Sampson for export back when the mine was operational, a project undertaken in the peak heat of summer in +45degree temperatures.

Samuel Jackson has 14 years’ experience as a Project Director for Director & Hazardous Materials Manager with Thuroona Services / Hazrad Australia and is the nominated Worksafe approved asbestos supervisor on multiple asbestos licences across Australia. Samuel manages the internal compliance management team for both companies to ensure industry best practice is at the forefront of our projects.

Samuel’s qualifications include; Unrestricted Asbestos Licence Holder / Approved, Supervisor – WA, Class A Asbestos Licence Holder / Approved Supervisor – ACT, VIC. Bachelor of Policing, Advanced Diploma in Work, Health Safety and is a qualified Trainor Assessor. Samuel and two fellow Directors established Thuroona Services in 2014 and also Hazrad Australia in 2018, to service projects across Australia both metro and regional.

Samuel Jackson

FAMANZ seminar series

FAMANZ is proud to support ASEA during Asbestos Awareness Week, hosting two webinars that you will not want to miss.

‘Fibrous Mineral of the Pilbara’

DAY: Thursday 26th November 2020

TIME: 13:30AEDT, 15:30NZDT and 10:30AWST

FAMANZ webinars are free for members (log into the member area and then register).

Wittenoom is not the only location where fibrous riebeckite (or crocidolite) is found in the Pilbara.  The Brockman Iron Formation stretches from Mt Newman in the south, 500 km north west to Cape Preston and contains multiple geological formations including the Joffre and Dales Gorge members.  The Joffre Member of the Brockman Iron Formation is by volume the largest single known banded iron formation (BIF) in the world.  Both the Joffre and Dales Gorge members contain riebeckite zones and crocidolite.  Mr White will discuss the geology of the Brockman Iron Formation and the formation of fibrous minerals and crocidolite.

Chris White

 Unlock your asbestos business full potential

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.

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.


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


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.

Thuroona Services provide an industry point of difference in project management, safety and have a proven history in complex asbestos remediation projects

Thuroona Services has significant experience and capabilities in the clean-up and management of all types of asbestos ranging from contaminated sites through to the remediation of buildings where structure fires result in friable asbestos contaminating large areas, chemical spills and environmental incidents resulting from heavy vehicle accidents involving dangerous goods on road and rail.

Thuroona & our sister company Hazrad Australia routinely manage emergency incidents on behalf of major transport companies, manufacturers and the various government agencies such as Main Roads. We put the health and safety of our clients and the local community above all else

Thuroona Services is licenced for Class A/Unrestricted asbestos in all Australian jurisdiction’s and manage all aspects of asbestos removal

Riskcom are a team of risk management specialists providing solutions across a wide spectrum of public and private sector industries. All of our consultants are experts in their disciplines with many years of practical experience. Using our expertise in the asbestos and hazardous materials industry, we can provide clients with a variety of asbestos related services including Division 5/Management and Division 6/Pre Demolition/Refurbishment assessments, asbestos abatement scopes of works development, project management, NATA accredited fibre counting air monitoring and visual clearance inspections. Through our associate network, we have the ability to provide these services across Australia and New Zealand.
ANZ Enviro is solutions-driven contracting business committed to offering a full strategic management package, working in partnership with our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to fully understand, meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Key to the success of our projects, and our long-lasting relationships with clients, is our focus on customer care and delivering services with a high standard of professionalism.

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.

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