The new Asbestos Management Guidelines and what they mean to you

Asbestos seminar corkHBE Risk Management is hosting an Asbestos Awareness and Management seminar on Thursday 6th March 2014 in Cork about the HSA’s new Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in Workplaces: Practical Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement.

Our guest speakers for this event are Darren Arkins, senior inspector with the Health and Safety Authority and a council member of OHSI, Peter Fitzpatrick from HBE, Nick Cranney who will tell us about MBR, the award winning risk management system and Jennifer Noctor from Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors about the legal implications of ignoring your duties.

As Darren heads up the Occupational Hygiene Unit in the Chemical Policy and Services Division of the Authority, and has shaped the new guidance, this is your chance to understand your responsibilities as an employer and/or facilities, building or property manager.


Darren Arkins       Senior Inspector, Chemicals & Prevention Division – HSA
Peter Fitzpatrick   Health & Safety Manager – HBE Risk Management
Frances Thomas    Asbestos Key Contracts Project Manager
Nick Cranney         MBR Asbestos Management System – Puredrop
Jennifer Noctor     Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors

Who should attend?

Building Managers, Facilities Managers, Estates Managers, Health & Safety Managers, Architects, M&E Consultants and Contractors and all staff with responsibility for buildings constructed before the year 2000 that are at risk of containing asbestos containing materials.

Date:     Thursday 6th March 2014
Time:    10:00 – 12:30 (Registration from 09:30)
Venue:  Silver Springs Hotel, Cork
Cost:     This event is free of charge.

We expect this seminar to be extremely popular, so if you want a seat, please book immediately by emailing