ACT is backing free asbestos safety training campaign

Industry News By Andy Taylor

Following the success of the Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign developed by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) that saw hours of free asbestos safety training delivered to DIY enthusiasts and tradesmen in 2015, the campaign for 2016 is underway and ACT is taking part.

The campaign forms part of the ongoing commitment of UKATA and its members to emphasise the importance of sourcing a competent training provider and the Health and safety Executive (HSE) advice that workers and supervisors must be trained to recognise Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and be able to know what to do should they encounter them.

On 23 September 2016, ACT is providing free asbestos training to smaller traders and individuals as a way of highlighting the dangers of asbestos and with around 20 tradesmen still dying every week in the UK as a result of past exposure to asbestos fibres. This initiative has the potential to save many lives.

“I would like to thank ACT for their support and backing of our Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign,” said Craig Evans, General Manager of UKATA. “In the last few years our members have delivered nearly 400,000 asbestos training courses but there remains a real need for essential training for all who may encounter the substance. Thousands of tradespeople have received no asbestos training of any kind and ACT is playing a key role in helping UKATA to do what we can to make a practical difference to those who need training most.”

To register your free place on our UKATA Asbestos Awareness course call Adam on 01384 447915

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