The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Action for Construction with the aim to upskill their members’ workforce in asbestos training.
Founded in 2006, Action for Construction is a membership organisation committed to supporting the development of SME’s and micro-businesses required to meet the future and changing needs of the construction industry and attracting the next generation.
Their aim will be met by working and supporting their members through training to upskill their workforce to meet industry standards and develop their business. Additionally, by promoting construction as a career choice in schools and colleges and encouraging and supporting their members to take on apprentices.
The newly formed partnership aims to encourage Action for Construction members to receive the appropriate level of UKATA approved training and thus ensuring their compliance with regulations.
The latest HSE statistics show around 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths per year, with 2,369 mesothelioma deaths in 2019 with construction workers being listed as a group more likely to be exposed to asbestos in their day-to-day work.
Providing comment on the partnership, UKATA’s Chief Operating Officer, Craig Evans said:
“It is fantastic to have Action for Construction as a Corporate Partner. The partnership will assist their members and the wider industry to demonstrate their commitments to workplace safety by promoting and receiving the appropriate level of asbestos training and to ensure their compliance with regulations.”
Also speaking on the partnership, Adele Doyle, General Manager, from Action for Construction said:
“I am very excited about the UKATA & AFC partnership and look forward to working with the team.
My main objective at AFC is to advise and assist construction companies on how best to utilise, and maximise, the range of funding available from AFC and the CITB. We also coordinate and share information about market topics and funding trends that could benefit their business. UKATA have associate members nationwide, who provide all aspects of asbestos services such as asbestos training and asbestos removal services. Our partnership will assist companies find a local UKATA approved member to assist with all their training and support needs, and to provide help and support with associated funding requirements.
AFC also work as an influencer with education sectors, such as schools and colleges, to help promote the various careers available within the construction industry through heritage workshops & careers events to show the variety of career paths, and progression potential available within the construction industry.
Published on Friday 10th September 2021