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Sam scoops top national qualification at S Roberts Group

A director at a prominent South West asbestos removal contractor has been awarded one of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) top national waste and resource qualifications.

Sam Lawson, Asbestos and Operations Director at Bridgwater-based S Roberts Group, has achieved a Waste Management Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste.

Sam said: “I am really pleased to get this qualification as it represents a significant aspect of my role here at Roberts. It demonstrates that I have the required knowledge and skills, to manage or supervise a permitted waste facility, in this instance managing our permitted asbestos waste transfer station.

“The station can accept both bonded and fibrous asbestos containing materials generated from remediation work, as we’re a licensed asbestos removal contractor. We also offer a hazardous waste collection service.”

CIWM is a professional membership body that represents and supports more than 5,000 individuals and 250 affiliated organisations across the UK and overseas. It is both a professional body and an awarding one. It develops and awards regulated qualifications.

Vicky Owens, Asbestos and Demolition Director at S Roberts Group, added: “It’s a highly prized qualification and we’re thrilled that Sam has achieved his with flying colours. He’s a real asset to our business.

“With more than 12 years of experience in the licensed asbestos industry, ranging from analytical, laboratory, surveying, auditing and removals, Sam is highly skilled and qualified in every area, with an ethos for high standards and service being his, and our, number one priority.”

Sam joined S Roberts Group in 2016 as a Junior Contracts Manager, progressing within a year to Contract Manager.

S Roberts Group’s wealth of experience spans more than 90 years. It’s one of the South West’s leading waste management companies. It provides specialist industry and geographical knowledge to advise commercial and domestic clients on the best possible waste solutions.

Based in Bridgwater, Somerset, the third-generation firm is run by Vicky and her sister Beccy Roberts, who took over the business from their father, Terry, in 2004.

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