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 Board Elections 2021

Nominations for the FAMANZ Board closed at 15:00 AEST on Thursday 29 July 2021. Five valid nominations have been received from members to fill four vacancies on the FAMANZ Board. The candidates are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Candidate Proposer Seconder
Philip Hibbs Brian Eva Caroline Langley
Samuel Jackson Nick Cowman Pierina Otness
Jason Milner Robert McAllister Bridgette Jennings
Richard Roberts Robert McAllister Derek Miller
Jackii Shepherd Philip Hibbs Brian Eva

An election of Directors will be held at the Faculty’s Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 12 August 2021, at 17:00 NZST / 15:00 AEST / 13:00 AWST.

Further information about each candidate will be posted on the FAMANZ website shortly.

Notice of 2nd Annual General Meeting 

via a ZOOM meeting

Thursday 12 August 2021 

17:00 NZST / 15:00 AEST / 13:00 AWST 

All FAMANZ members are warmly invited to attend FAMANZ’s 2nd AGM.

Further information including an agenda and proxy form are available under the ‘Member Resources’ tab
(remember to log on first)

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

 

ASBESTOS 2021 – A LINE IN THE SAND
WHAT NEXT?

 

The management of asbestos starts with recognition, risk evaluation and a planned strategy for safe remediation or, removal and disposal. So why in 2021, do we still have so much to improve on across the asbestos management process?

In FAMANZ’s first conference we will explore current observations of asbestos risk management, health impact perceptions and control in Australia & New Zealand through a series of plenary talks, case studies, technical and panel sessions drawing on International experiences.

The conference will bring together asbestos practitioners including remediators, researchers, academics, regulators and equipment suppliers.

Contributions are welcome that detail your experiences of the good and not so good in asbestos risk management, reports of new asbestos research including unusual findings or events, and the outcomes of laboratory or site-based asbestos assessment and management.

Asbestos 2021 will be held on Friday 5 November
live in Sydney or by virtual attendance.

If you would like to participate please submit your abstract below. A short abstract / synopsis of no more than 250 words outlining the aims, methods and outcomes of your presentation (length 15-20 minutes).

Please note that presenters are required to register to attend the conference, and presenting live is preferred (Covid permitting).

The closing date for submissions is COB Friday 30 July 2021.

IP402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

DATE: Wedsday 18th August to Friday 20th August, 2021

WHERE: Melbourne Training Room, Oakleigh , Victoria

WHO: The Course is suitable for persons who are: required to survey buildings for asbestos as part of your work; considering a career in asbestos surveying; or responsible for managing surveyors and surveying teams.

WHAT: Asbestos and hazardous materials surveyors play a critical role in preventing exposure to asbestos. This qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings and provide advice to minimise the risk of exposure.

FORMAT: Face to Face presentation, COVID – Safe practices, Extensive, relevant Practical Sessions, and casual discussion with practioners/lecturers, available after each session.

COST: Non members $2300 ex GST
FAMANZ/CASANZ Members $1950 ex GST

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!!!

As a British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Approved Trainer Approved Training Provider, Eva & Associates is committed to providing courses which promote health and safety in general and Occupational Hygiene in particular, from Introductory to Specialist level, and enhance the OH&S workforce knowledge base. Eva & Associates also provides this course in-house, as a stand-alone programme for large companies or commercial organisations where a group of staff would benefit from the on-site learning experience. For further information and to receive a detailed quotation please contact Cindy Innes (03) 9563 2234.

OHTA Training W201 Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene Melbourne

DATE: Tuesday 3rd August to Friday 6th August, 2021

WHERE: Melbourne Training Room, Oakleigh , Victoria

WHO: The Basic Principles Course [BPC] provides core introductory knowledge for an individual to begin a career in Occupational Hygiene [OH], or for an allied professional to rapidly develop a better understanding of OH, such as doctors, nurses, safety professionals, engineers and general HR managers.

WHAT: The BPC, is designed to meet the needs of people wishing to study at an Introductory level [called “The Foundation level” by the Occupational Hygiene Training Association [OHTA] 

FORMAT: Face to Face presentation, COVID – Safe practices, Extensive, relevant Practical Sessions, and casual discussion with practioners/lecturers, available after each session.

COST: Non members $2500 ex GST
FAMANZ/CASANZ Members $2250 ex GST

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!!!

As an Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) Approved Training Provider, Eva & Associates is committed to providing courses which promote health and safety in general and Occupational Hygiene in particular, from Introductory to Specialist level, and enhance the OH&S workforce knowledge base. Eva & Associates also provides this course in-house, as a stand-alone programme for large companies or commercial organisations where a group of staff would benefit from the on-site learning experience. For further information and to receive a detailed quotation please contact Cindy Innes (03) 9563 2234.

 Unlock your asbestos business full potential
with FAMANZ

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.

Sponsors

Eurofins | Environment Testing has a 40-year history in providing excellence in environmental analytical services to the Australian market. Eurofins operate a network of NATA/IANZ accredited Environmental laboratories throughout Australia/NZ and is supported by a global network of more than 800 laboratories across 47 countries with 48,000 employees.

Sponsors

FAMANZ is proud to announce that Air-Met Scientific has become a Platinum sponsor. Please contact them for your asbestos and other monitoring requirements.

Air-Met Scientific | Leaders in the Supply, Service & Rental of OHS & Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Still proudly Australian owned and operated, Air-Met Scientific has been delivering reliable measurement and monitoring solutions to OHS and environmental professionals since 1984. Operating from 6 locations nationwide, Air-Met has grown into Australia’s market leader in the supply, service, rental and engineering of such solutions.

Underpinning our success is our core commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and support. This is reflected in all facets of our business; with the provision of 24/7 technical support, NATA accredited calibrations, financing options, as well as the sale, rental, repair and even custom engineering of equipment for unique environmental or measurement applications.

Our dedicated local support teams ensure our customers can work with confidence knowing they are equipped with the right instrumentation for their job. With offices located in most major cities, our highly qualified and experienced team members are uniquely equipped to get to your needs on a local level whilst also having access to the premier facilities and support systems of a national organisation.

Contact your local office today to discuss your monitoring requirements on 1800 000 744 or visit the Air-Met website.

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

Chemsafety is an independent provider of occupational hygiene, hazardous substance management, analytical and environmental services to industry. Chemsafety was established in 1992 by Dr Michael Gray when the Health and Safety Act was brought in by the New Zealand Government and responsibility for workplace safety was privatised.

In 2013 & 2016 Michael brought in long term employees, Janet, Bridgette and Paul, into the business as Directors and Shareholders to ensure the Company had a succession plan and would survive long into the future.

The philosophy of Chemsafety is to take graduates with science degrees and give them the opportunity to build their practical experience through our in-house training programme where our Senior Consultants mentor our Consultants through a series of competency based assessments.

We also provide them with opportunities for career development through courses such as the British Occupational Hygiene Societies IP402 courses in asbestos surveying plus industry conferences in New Zealand and Australia.

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.

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