Webinar: Fighting the silent killer on campus

25 May 2021

Lucion Environmental in association with EdQuarter invite you to attend a webinar featuring guest panellists discussing and providing a guide to asbestos, safety, compliance and sustainability in the education sector.


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Recent safety discussions in education have rightly focused on protecting staff and students from COVID, but there are still other significant dangers on campus, which educational facilities are required to manage.

In the last year, 22 teachers died from mesothelioma in the UK as a result of exposure to asbestos whilst at work.

Educational buildings constructed between 1950 and 1985 are at particular risk of this danger, due to the large number of building materials containing asbestos used in their construction. Staff, students and visitors must be protected from this silent killer, therefore it is imperative that asbestos risk is managed safely and in line with legislative requirements. 

The good news is that a carefully planned strategy and the correct procedures in place can not only keep people safe from the risk of asbestos exposure but also ensure overall asbestos compliance; giving the duty holders peace of mind that the risks are under control and managed in accordance with Control of Asbestos 2012 regulations.  

When looking at asbestos risk the main factor to consider is the environmental impact of the works undertaken in the steps to compliance, it becomes extremely important to also focus attention on Sustainability and ways to contribute to a greener environment as clients and suppliers alike work towards their Sustainability goals.

Join our expert panel, as they discuss the risks, solutions and how careful, sustainable facilities planning can improve overall wellbeing for students and staff at all levels in education.


What will the webinar cover?

Before the UK outlawed the import and use of all types of asbestos in building materials and products, it was used extensively in the construction of schools during this period. With recent cases highlighting the need for more careful identification, management and removal of this hazardous material, this seminar will provide much needed practical guidance and the latest, best practice approaches to dealing with asbestos:

  • Using surveys to identify different types of asbestos
  • How to Effectively Manage Asbestos in Schools
    • Creating and implementing a management plan
    • Removal or Reassurance?
    • The role of Reassurance Air Monitoring
    • Using SEM Technology to detect Asbestos
  • Case studies and the lessons learned
  • Legal and professional indemnity insurance implications


About the Speakers

Kimberley Johnson

Head of Business Development, Lucion Services Ltd

Now the Head of Business Development for the Lucion Services group, Kim started her career as a Surveyor/Analyst in the field before moving into Project Management, Commercial Management and into Business Development. Providing trusted risk management advice to our valued client base with the New Business Team.

Kim has extensive knowledge of the educational sector, providing support, advice and solution packages to many of our valued Education clients throughout the UK. Helping everyone in their journey to a safer and greener world is a key focus for Kim and her team.

Larne Fuller

Area Director, South East & London, Lucion Environmental Ltd

Now Area Director for the South East, Larne started his career as an analyst and surveyor in the field before moving through project management, consultancy and overseeing commercial and operational activities. 

Larne has oversight of work currently being conducted by Lucion Environmental for schools, local authorities and universities, providing him with a firm understanding of the unique challenges faced by these institutions today.

Jane Adamson

Interim Asbestos Manager, Engineering, Maintenance & Infrastructure (EM&I), UCL Estates - Facilities and Infrastructure, University College London (UCL)

Formerly managing director of a UKAS accredited asbestos company (since 1985) where she gained significant experience in all sectors from the Public Sector, Education and Local Authorities.

Jane is a qualified Occupational Hygienist who carries the Certificate of Competence in Asbestos and has been an approved trainer for six British Occupational Hygiene Society proficiency modules

Most recently Jane has been working as the Interim Asbestos Manager at University College London (UCL), which was founded in 1826 and currently has a portfolio of over 400 buildings. Due to its age and scale, UCL has experienced and overcome most of the issues faced by education facilities in managing asbestos.


Lucion Services in the Education sector

At Lucion, we take our role as risk management and safety specialists very seriously. With decades of experience in the Education Sector, we successfully partner with schools and higher Education clients throughout the UK, providing asbestos management and ongoing compliance.

Lucion has worked with many local authorities, independent schools and higher education facilities, who have seen the benefits of the innovative technology that Lucion provides to manage the risk of asbestos. This enables Lucion’s clients to take the next step in managing the risk of asbestos safely within their estates, moving beyond compliance to best practice.

Utilising the advanced technology unique to Lucion, working practices that our clients typically require in this sector, the flexibility to work outside normal working hours and the ability to respond efficiently to emergency situations makes us the perfect partner in your journey to a safer environment for your staff and pupils.

In addition, to safeguard those who use your properties, everyone that works for Lucion is DBS checked every 2 years, wearing photographic ID cards, in smart liveried uniforms and vehicles that make no direct reference to asbestos, to minimise any alarm this may cause.


Want to get in touch?

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T: 0345 5040 303

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