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Jan Kees Gijsbers

Policy Officer at housing association De Alliantie

Jan Kees Gijsbers works as a policy officer on environmental and technical issues at De Alliantie, which is a large housing association with 62,000 homes in Amsterdam and the wider area. De Alliantie has been one of the first and leading Dutch housing associations to plan and enact policy on asbestos and has acquired a great deal of experience on the subject over the course of many years.

Important points in his work are risk management, safety and asbestos. On behalf of the Dutch organisation Aedes, which promotes the interest of 363 housing associations, he has also been a longtime member of the Committee of Experts of Ascert, the leading Dutch organisation on asbestos regulation. 

Jan Kees will explain how his housing association prepares for asbestos incidences by means of policy, management and communication methods with tenants and media. Asbestos is a sensitive subject in every sense: ‘Handle with care!’