The UK Asbestos Training Association “UKATA” returns to The South Wales Safety Groups Alliance Annual Conference on Wednesday 1 April 2020. Over 200 delegates will gather at Cardiff City Stadium to attend the Safety, Health & Wellbeing Conference and Exhibition.
An alliance has been formed between IIRSM Wales Branch, IOSH South Wales Branch, The South Wales Construction Safety Group, Cardiff and South East Wales Occupational Health and Safety Group and South and West Wales Occupational Safety Group.
The strategic aim of this alliance is to improve the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all employees and others in South Wales. The Alliance believe by adopting this united approach they are stronger and better able to communicate best practice and make a difference to the safety, health &[GL1] wellbeing in workplace and society in general.
The theme for the fifth annual event is ‘Improving Safety, Health & Wellbeing’ where the organisers key messages aim to promote interest and lead to positive improvements in safety, health & wellbeing by the delegates on their return to the workplace.
The programme includes the opportunity for delegates to hear from industry experts representing HSE, BOHS, IOSH with networking and exhibition slots to complement the conference.
Craig Evans, Chief Operating Officer of UKATA says “following a successful exhibition in 2017, where UKATA Director Professor Roger Willey addressed the conference, we will return to raise awareness of the risks associated to working with asbestos and promote courses available from UKATA members”.
“Statistics released from HSE in October 2019 still show over 5,000 a year in the UK die each year due to asbestos related diseases, the need for asbestos training is vital to improve safety and health of delegates at the conference and further afield”