Registration for non-members now open for UKATA AGM & Asbestos Conference 2017
Limited places available for 6 July event
The AGM and Asbestos Conference of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) on Thursday 6 July is now open for non-member registration. An unprecedented level of interest from UKATA members in the 2017 event means places for non-members are already limited. For more information and to book tickets, people should follow the link: www.ukata.org.uk/ukata-asbestos-conference-2017/
Priced at £75 plus VAT per delegate, the event at The Hilton Hotel East Midlands runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm and includes keynote speeches from the complete spectrum of the asbestos sector – from world renowned experts like Professor Roger Willey to the inspirational mesothelioma survivor Mavis Nye.
“The UKATA AGM and Asbestos Conference have heard from many diverse speakers over the years, but the ninth event is shaping up to be our best yet, which accounts for the number of members who have opted to join us this year,” said UKATA Marketing Officer, Victoria Castelluccio. “Professor Willey’s reputation is a big draw but Mavis giving a survivor’s perspective I’m sure will pack a punch.”
Other speakers include Dr Martin Gibson from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Harry Steinberg QC and Seamus Lefroy-Brooks. Topics set to be covered by speakers include current regulations and life with Mesothelioma; while a discussion of CAR:SOIL, Asbestos in Soils and Site Investigation will bring delegates up to date on the latest thinking on this emerging topic, while asbestos litigation and what to expect from HSG 247 & 248 will complete the picture of a packed day of education and revelation concerning asbestos awareness, safety, training and personal experience.
“The Grenfell tragedy has pushed health and safety to the top of the agenda and as the UK’s biggest workplace killer, asbestos has a very prominent place on that list,” added Victoria. “There is rightly going to be no hiding place for those failing to comply with regulations and it is therefore no surprise this year’s AGM and Asbestos Conference will be the best attended yet by those working in the world of asbestos and hazardous materials.”
UKATA exists to set and verify standards and to emphasise the importance of best practice in training when it comes to the safe handling, removal and disposal of asbestos. Tasked by the HSE in 2008 for taking-on, managing and developing the list of training providers for licensed asbestos work in the UK, UKATA is now the leading authority in all levels of asbestos training in the UK.
Victoria Castelluccio, Marketing Officer