Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe is a campaign run by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) in which UKATA members offer free asbestos training during as a means of highlighting the dangers of asbestos and the need for essential training for those who may encounter the substance. This campaign is predominantly aimed at small companies and individual tradespeople who may not otherwise have previously known about, or received such training.
Every week in the UK, 20 tradespeople die from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos fibres as long ago as the 1950s through to 1983, when strict safety guidelines on the use and removal of asbestos were introduced. Experts predict that the UK’s annual death rate of 5,000 will soar in the next five years. Damage caused to the lungs by asbestos inhalation can lay dormant for up to 50 years and a huge number of late-stage cases are about to be diagnosed, says UKATA.
More information on the Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign and how you can book a training session can be found on UKATA’s website.