Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC)
Geoff Silver is the Membership Compliance Manager of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA), and manages the memberships of over 350 ARCA and ATaC (Asbestos Testing and Consultancy) companies throughout the UK and Ireland.
Geoff has worked at the Association since 2005, and has built up many strong business relationships across the asbestos management industry.
Geoff started his career as an asbestos surveyor and analyst in 1984, compiling workplace asbestos registers, and has worked in consultancy, enforcement, training and audit roles. As a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Geoff has a very broad understanding of hazards, risks and necessary controls across a diverse range of industries.
Asbestos can be in schools, houses, and commercial buildings – how to manage the risks
Legislation requires property owners and managers to assess premises for the presence of asbestos containing materials and manage the associated risks.
The use of asbestos in the UK ceased in 2000, however there is still a large percentage of properties, built prior to this date containing asbestos; schools, hospitals, housing, commercial buildings.
Duty holders need to understand the risks from asbestos and their legal responsibilities to manage those risks.