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 Webinar  | Loose Fill Asbestos: A Mr Fluffy Story

DATE: Thursday 13th July 2022

TIMES:  2.00pm AEDT | 4.00pm NZDT | 12.00pm AWST

Presenters:

Jackii Shepherd
FAMANZ Secretary
Senior Director, Strategy & Occupational Hygiene, WorkSafe ACT

Brad Barrett
WorkSafe ACT Hazardous Chemicals Inspector

Kathryn Looke
Senior Director Asbestos Response Taskforce

 

This month’s FAMANZ webinar features a celebrity of the asbestos world – Mr Fluffy.

Widespread and well known across Australia’s capital city, Mr Fluffy insulation has been actively managed by the Commonwealth and ACT Government since the 1980’s.

In this webinar you will hear from the Asbestos Response Taskforce and WorkSafe ACT about how, who, where and what’s next in this true-crime tale for the ages.

 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.

Scorpion Training Solutions are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 0366) providing nationally recognised training in asbestos since 2012, including units:
CPCCDE3014 Remove non-friable asbestos, CPCCDE3015 Remove friable asbestos, CPCCDE4008 Supervise asbestos removal and refresher training for these units.

In addition we offer Basic Demolition units, Supervisor/Manager specialist courses, Introductory Safety Reps (WorkSafe WA), Cert IV & Diploma level training in WHS, Leadership, Project Management, Training / Assessment & Business.
FAMANZ members are offered a 10% discount on all training delivered by us.

With professional training premises located in Welshpool (Perth WA), we provide training predominantly in the west but can train in all states of Australia, including remote on-site locations.

Our asbestos courses are scheduled every 2 weeks on average and are limited to 12 persons/course to ensure transfer of knowledge to all participants. Our simulated asbestos site is utilised for each unit to carry out critical practical activities to replicate an actual removal site as closely as possible.

Consulting – we offer best practice consulting in all WHS matters from our highly qualified specialists.
Please contact us to discuss your training / consulting needs at any time!

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.