The UK Asbestos Training Association has been shortlisted for Campaign of The Year Award to recognise its efforts during The Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe free asbestos awareness training campaign.
The Association will find out if it’s a winner on Wednesday 11th April at VOX, Resorts World Birmingham at an event hosted by Rory Bremner.
The award nomination is another mark of success for UKATA, based at Markham Vale, near Chesterfield, which this year celebrate 10 years of dedication to asbestos training.
“Being shortlisted for the Campaign of The Year Award means so much to the team, who put a great deal of time and effort into ensuring the campaign was a huge success. It is also a significant recognition of our Members commitment to raising awareness of the risks associated to working with asbestos,” said Victoria Castelluccio, Marketing Officer.
UKATA Members pledged more than 3,500 hours of free asbestos awareness training in support of the campaign. The training was offered nationwide to small businesses, sole traders, DIY enthusiasts and those who were unaware such training was available.
The Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign was created by The UK Asbestos Training Association, to keep small businesses and sole traders safe from the UK’s biggest workplace killer – asbestos, which still sees over 5,000 in the UK die each year, due to asbestos related disease, including asbestos related cancer – mesothelioma.
UKATA work closely with Mesothelioma charities nationwide to raise asbestos awareness, including Mesothelioma UK who supported the campaign by sharing details with their service users.
UKATA is the leading authority for asbestos training provision in the United Kingdom. Tasked by the HSE in 2008 to manage the licensed asbestos training providers, UKATA has gone from strength to strength and now has more than 180 member organisations from across the UK.