Free asbestos awareness training for tradesmen
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 tradesmen in 2015, the campaign for 2016, which is supported by AEC, is underway.
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 know what to do should they encounter them.
On selected dates in September and October, UKATA members are 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, the initiative has the potential to save many lives.
“I would like to thank AEC for its 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 AEC is playing a key role in helping UKATA to do what we can to make a practical difference to those who need training most.”
The free asbestos awareness training is in London on 16 September and 14 October and Manchester on 23 September and 21 October. To find out more, call 0161 872 7111 or email [email protected]
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