Dr Simon Houghton

Bardon Environmental ltd

Initially trained as a Geologist, Simon has worked in Geological Research, the Oil Industry and the Water Industry and from 1990 has accrued 29 years within the asbestos industry covering all aspects of asbestos analysis, monitoring, removal, remediation and training. Since 2005, Simon has worked for Bardon Environmental Ltd with a group role as Consultancy, Auditing and Training Manager. Since 2018 he was promoted to Technical and Compliance Director and set up a Waste Transfer Station specifically for the handling and storage of asbestos waste. Simon has gained wide experience of asbestos usage in UK train carriages and has advised the rail Industry in consultation with the Environment Agency about End of Life vehicle disposal.

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From Magic mineral to Prohibition: UK’s partnership with Commonwealth asbestos

The UK has had a historical privileged access to Commonwealth mined asbestos fibre – especially amphibole asbestos. Maximum imports occurred prior the first effective waste legislation introduced in 1974. The first legislation controlling work on UK asbestos was the licensing of the more hazardous activities in 1983. The legacy of this industrial usage and the late legislative controls is witnessed by the UK having the highest reported mesothelioma death rate.


  • Simon Field: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Simon Field - Find You Perfect Fit - From 282/28 to ING479

  • Will Fardon: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Will Fardon - Classification of waste to WM3

  • Jon Swain: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Jon Swain - A Responsible Approach to Industrial Contamination Issues

  • Marc Stan: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Marc Stan - Effective monitoring of waste temperatures to ensure minimal risk of fire

  • Dr. rer.nat. Andrea Junker-Buchheit: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dr. rer.nat. Andrea Junker-Buchheit - Microbiological FOG (Fat and Grease) Disposal and Prevention in Sewerage Systems