Asbestos

we're only as good as our people

Delivering the best outcomes demands depth and breadth of skills - and a passion for getting the balance right. That's why we don't just look for talented people, we seek out experts who share our vision that the best approach is one that meets the needs of land, water and people.

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WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT, CARL IS ABLE TO ADVISE CLIENTS ON THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO WORK AROUND THE ISSUE OF ASBESTOS

Carl is an Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant with 4Sight who has a primary focus in the area of asbestos surveying and assessment. He has asbestos assessment and management experience which includes undertaking asbestos surveys (management and demolition/refurbishment), preparation of asbestos management plans, clearance and abatement monitoring, and decontamination and site establishment management.  

Carl’s recent work included managing the day to day organisation of asbestos survey activities, site access organisation and service provider coordination for the Transpower NZ Asbestos Programme (65+ sites), as well as conducting asbestos surveying, assessing and reporting.

Carl qualified through the British Occupational Health Society (IP 402) as an Asbestos Surveyor, and is also an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Surveyor. He has acted as a surveyor in the First Gas national asbestos survey program (62 sites) and is a licensed WorkSafe Asbestos Assessor (AA17090148).

Carl Ziervogel

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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CHRISCO HAS OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BRINGS A DIVERSE RANGE OF SKILLS TO THE 4SIGHT TEAM

 

As a Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant, Chrisco is involved in asbestos surveying and removal, preparation of asbestos management plans, clearance and abatement monitoring, and decontamination and site establishment management.

 

Chrisco’s recent background includes gaining appointment to the Housing New Zealand panel for demolition works, conducting asbestos abatement and reinstatement works across 220 sites for Transpower NZ, directing the on-ground survey program for the Transpower NZ asbestos survey program, and managing an asbestos survey program for First Gas which covered 62 sites.

 

He is also an accomplished project manager, including financial management and reporting, business planning, staff management and HR, operations and business development.

 

Chrisco is qualified through the British Occupational Health Society (IP 402) as an Asbestos Surveyor, and is also an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Assessor. Chrisco is a Licensed WorkSafe Asbestos Assessor  (AA17090148).

Chrisco Oelofse

Principal Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

JAMES ASSISTS CLIENTS IN UNLOCKING THE TRUE VALUE OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED LAND THROUGH INNOVATION

James is an Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP), with over 12 year’s experience in the environmental consulting and contaminated land management industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He is also Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner (SQEP) in accordance with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Human Health (NESCS).

 

James’ background in environmental consulting includes: contaminated site assessment and remediation, hydrogeological investigation, air pollution modelling and control, environmental impact assessment, environmental risk assessment, and project and data management. Throughout his career to date, James has been actively involved in a broad range of environmental assessments and hydrogeological investigations at a range of sites, including at petroleum retail service stations and depots; active and closed landfills, industrial and manufacturing facilities; residential; and agricultural sites. James has particular strengths in petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbon assessment and subsequent remediation in soil, groundwater and soil vapour; in addition to having a broad understanding of the assessment requirements surrounding the rehabilitation and redevelopment of closed landfills. 

 

James specialises in providing cost-effective solutions to a client’s environmental management obligations, whether it be part of pre-purchase / divestment due-diligence; or as part of regulatory or local government requirements. James believes in leading and mentoring the Client through the process of contaminated land and environmental assessment to ultimately achieve the project goals.

 

A particular focus of James’, is innovation in the contaminated land management industry, not only around assessment technologies for emerging contaminants of concern, but also technologies that reduce wastes generated during environmental assessments so to provide sustainable and cost effective solutions.

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James Blackwell

Principal Land and Water Quality Consultant

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MARK INTEGRATES HANDS-ON PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE WITH THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO PROMOTE TANGIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Mark started at 4Sight in September 2018 with the Environmental Risk and Safety team. His role focuses on asbestos surveying, assessment, monitoring and management. Mark comes from a construction background with a passion for sustainable development that utilises science and innovative products to improve public health and reduce environmental impact.

Mark has a BSc. in Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley, California where he explored strategies to promote sustainable interactions between natural resources and development. Other key components of his interdisciplinary degree included water resources management, climate change resilience and environmental policy.

Mark currently volunteers to improve the water quality at his local beach, collaborating with Swimsafe, council and the community. He also enjoys spending time on or near the water with his family and friends.

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Mark Ashforth

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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FONDLY NICKNAMED ‘ROCKY’ FOR HIS PASSION FOR GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS,  RICHARD IS A GEOCHEMIST WHO BRINGS ENERGY AND INTERNATIONAL KNOW-HOW TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

 

Richard has a wide range of expertise in environmental risk and contaminated land and remediation, including geophysical geochemistry expertise in subsurface contamination investigations and remedial activities. He also has extensive experience in groundwater monitoring, collection and assessment, as well as a sound knowledge of groundwater equipment. 

 

Overseas and in the US, Richard conducted soil, air and groundwater sampling at numerous sites, collecting real time data from subsurface investigations and carrying out analysis through gas chromatograph – mass spectrometry. In the United States he underwent Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) training, a prerequisite to working on any contaminated land or construction site in the U.S. He remains HASWOPER certified today and has been for over 10 years now. 

 

In previous roles as a Site Supervisor and Project Geologist he worked with, and still has a thorough understanding of, a range of geophysics equipment, including Ground Penetrating Radar, electromagnetic imaging, electrical resistivity, geophysical software applications, and geophysical data processing. He also conducted a range of subsurface investigation and remediation projects for military and defence clients.

 

His experience in asbestos management includes performing asbestos surveys, assessments, asbestos soil remediation, 3rd Party abatement supervision, and asbestos clearances in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and North America. He is also a licensed Asbestos Assessor. 



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Richard Thompson

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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STUART’S EXTENSIVE WORK HISTORY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY MAKES HIM A TRUSTED ADVISOR IN HIS FIELD

Stuart is a Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the sector. He has proven to be an effective project manager with experience in occupational exposure assessments (including asbestos, dust, noise & metals), asbestos surveys and management plans, asbestos air monitoring and clearances, contaminated land assessments, consultancy and advisory services, and project management of asbestos removal/remediation works. He is also a licensed asbestos assessor with Worksafe.

 

Having previously worked in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia, he relocated to Christchurch in July 2015 to work for the city’s leading asbestos consultancy and laboratory as part of the continuing post-earthquake rebuild. He led the field operations team for 6 six months then took on the laboratory operations as well. One of his biggest achievements while there was expanding the company into Dunedin and establishing the first IANZ accredited asbestos laboratory in the region to service the district health board contract.  

 

Stuart then moved on to another Christchurch based consultancy to assist with and grow their environmental services, as well as add to their asbestos capabilities. During his time there he again expanded the company into Dunedin to service the growing client base.

 

He initially got into the industry due to his love of the outdoors and interest in environmental issues. 
 

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Stuart Cole

Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant

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WITH A SOLID BACKGROUND IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND EXPERIENCE IN SENSITIVE COMPLIANCE PROJECTS, XANDER IS A PROVEN INDUSTRY EXPERT WITH DIVERSE CAPABILITIES

 

Xander is a Senior Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant who specialises in environmental compliance and remediation works. With experience in surveying, preparation of management plans and abatement monitoring he is a proven asset to any environmental work site.

 

With a proven track record as a business manager to a surveying company prior to joining 4Sight, Xander is a skilled survey manager taking on the role of the day to day organisation of environmental survey activities, site access organisation, assessment and coordination.

 

Xander has a British Occupational Health Society qualification as an Asbestos Surveyor (IP 402) and is an Australian VET Standard Asbestos Assessor. He also has a BCom in Economics and Environmental Law from the North-West University. Xander is a Licensed Worksafe Asbestos Assessor (AA17090149).

 

In his off time, he enjoys catching up on some sports and socialising on his travels.
 

Xander Riekert

Environmental Risk and Safety Consultant