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:
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
Derek (Chairman), Brian Eva (Treasurer), Caroline Langley (Secretary), Philip Hibbs,Nick Cowman, Bridgette Jennings and Pierina Otness.