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UK Asbestos Training Association - Shortlisted for Safety & Health Excellence Awards

Thursday 22nd February 2018

UK Asbestos Training Association Shortlisted for Campaign of The Year Award: In THE SAFETY & HEALTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018

The UK Asbestos Training Association announced today that it has been shortlisted for Campaign of The Year Award to recognise their efforts during The Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe free asbestos awareness training campaign. Winners will be announced 11th April at VOX, Resorts World Birmingham by host Rory Bremner.

The award nomination is another mark of success for UKATA who this year celebrate 10 years of dedication to asbestos training.

“Being shortlisted for the Campaign of The Year Award means so much to the team, who put a great deal of time and effort into ensuring the campaign was a huge success. It is also a significant recognition of our Members commitment to raising awareness of the risks associated to working with asbestos.” said Victoria Castelluccio – Marketing Officer.

UKATA Members pledged in excess of 3,500 hours of free asbestos awareness training in support of the campaign. The training was offered nationwide to small businesses, sole traders, DIY enthusiasts and those who were unaware such training was available.

The Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign was created by The UK Asbestos Training Association, to keep small businesses and sole traders safe from the UK’s biggest workplace killer – asbestos, which still sees over 5,000 in the UK die each year, due to asbestos related disease, including asbestos related cancer – mesothelioma.

UKATA work closely with Mesothelioma charities nationwide to raise asbestos awareness, including Mesothelioma UK who supported the campaign by sharing details with their service users.

The awards ceremony will attract more than 350 guests from the safety, health, fire and security sectors and will include a sumptuous three course meal, table wine, drinks reception, live music, live entertainment and a comedy set from Rory Bremner who will then host the Awards.

UKATA is the leading authority for asbestos training provision in the United Kingdom. Tasked by the HSE in 2008 to manage the licensed asbestos training providers, UKATA has gone from strength to strength and now has over 180 member organisations from all corners of the UK.

Media Enquiries:
Victoria Castelluccio, Marketing Officer
01246 824437