The Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) is the professional home for all practitioners who manage and assess asbestos, including asbestos assessors, surveyors, analysts, consultants, as well as property and facilities managers, maintenance managers, health and safety consultants. If asbestos is part of your everyday job, then FAAM is your natural home.
What is the purpose of the Faculty?
FAAM’s aim is to help ensure asbestos professionals can operate with the relevant levels of competency and expertise so that the ongoing issues caused by asbestos can be reduced. These key issues include:
- Asbestos still kills around 5,000 workers each year
- Around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure
- The UK has one of the highest rates in the world of mesothelioma – a type of cancer linked to asbestos exposure
- Cancer Research UK stated there were over 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma in 2014 (with 94% of cases being deemed preventable)
Why should you join the Faculty?
Be part of a professional network and maintain best practice with industry peers
You will have access to the latest technical publications and to expert industry advice. You can attend FAAM’s regional meetings and access online forums where you can share ideas with industry colleagues.
Gain recognition within the asbestos industry
You will be entitled to FAAM’s post-nominal letters to illustrate your membership and expertise along with your membership certificate and card to prove your competence to prospective employees. All Faculty members are required to abide by our Code of Ethics and complete CPD to remain a member.
Keep in touch with industry news and developments
Regular e-bulletins sharing both industry news and Faculty updates will be sent directly to you along with FAAM's asbestos-related magazine 'FAAM News', keeping you up to date with FAAM and industry news.