Action For Construction Welcome New Corporate Partnership – UK Asbestos Training Association

Action For Construction Welcome New Corporate Partnership – UK Asbestos Training Association

Action for Construction is pleased to announce a formal partnership with UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) with the aim to upskill their members’ workforce in asbestos training.

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.

To find out more about UKATA, please click here.

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