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UKATA Continues to Raise Awareness During Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2024

GAAW 2024

UKATA continues its commitment to raising asbestos awareness during the 20th annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week 1 – 7 April 2024.

UKATA, a leading association, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and standards of asbestos training with the aim to shield workers and the public from the hazards of asbestos exposure.

Each year Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) brings experts and those affected by asbestos related diseases together from all over the world to share, learn and act.

UKATA is involved in a number of campaigns, including the current Health & Safety Executive (HSE) “Asbestos Your Duty” campaign, launched to raise awareness of the legal duty to manage asbestos in buildings.

Despite the importation and use of asbestos being banned in the UK for over 25 years, there are still challenges related to the management of asbestos. UKATA approved training providers deliver Duty to Manage Asbestos and Duty to Manage Asbestos - Appointed Person courses nationwide.

Duty to Manage Asbestos training will give a basic understanding of the legislative requirements of CAR 2012 with particular reference to the Duty holder and who that could be, the surveys available, what to expect in a survey and the asbestos management plan and its use and requirement.

Whereas Duty to Manage Asbestos - Appointed Person training will give you the theoretical and practical skills to undertake the management of asbestos-containing materials within the buildings that you are responsible for as defined in CAR 2012.

During Global Asbestos Awareness Week, organisations, support groups, medical professionals, and individuals unite to inform others about the risks associated with asbestos exposure, share information about asbestos-related diseases, and promote measures to prevent exposure.

Linda Reinstein of ADAO writes “Our focus during this week is on prevention, encapsulated in our guiding motto: “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.” By promoting awareness and sharing best practices, we aim to reduce and eventually eliminate asbestos exposure and its devastating health consequences.

Stay informed and engaged as we approach the 20th Annual GAAW. Expect a series of enlightening and empowering activities designed to foster a safer, asbestos-free future. Your involvement is crucial in making this change a reality”.

You can follow the campaign on socials using #2024GAAW

UKATA collaborates closely with its members to guarantee that they have access to the latest information, training resources, and industry updates. They provide a suite of support services to assist them in accomplishing their training objectives. Their membership encompasses a diverse array of organisations involved in asbestos training, including training providers, asbestos removal contractors, consultants, and equipment suppliers.

UKATA is fervent about promoting safe and responsible working practices, committed to working with members and partners to realise a shared vision of protecting workers and the public from the hazards linked with asbestos exposure.

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Published on Tuesday 5th March 2024