NICEIC and ELECSA launch asbestos awareness partnership
NICEIC and ELECSA have launched a partnership with Central Compliance UK (CCUK) to provide training on the dangers of working with asbestos.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that 14 people will die prematurely every day as a result of being exposed to asbestos this equates to around 5,000 deaths a year. It is the single greatest cause to work related deaths in the UK and is considered a major factor to many health complications.
Although receiving a total ban in 1999, there are an estimated 12.5m properties in the UK that could potentially contain asbestos.
Working with CCUK, NICEIC and ELECSA contractors can take online or fact-to-face training in asbestos awareness courses, fully certified by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).
Mark Smith, Marketing Director for NICEIC and ELECSA said:
“Tradespeople need to know that they are working in a safe environment. These figures are a startling reminder of the work that needs to be done to protect those who are at greater risk of being exposed to asbestos.
“These courses will highlight what to look out for if they believe asbestos to be present in their vicinity and what immediate action they need to take to prevent themselves and others around them from being exposed to this harmful material.”
Billy Quinn, Managing Director for CCUK said:
“We are delighted to be working with NICEIC and ELECSA who share the same passion to help standards and improve knowledge amongst construction workers.
“There are potentially thousands of contractors who are still not aware of the dangers surrounding asbestos. At CCUK we strive to get the message across that professional training can change the way today’s workers operate so they don’t put their lives at unnecessary risk.”
NICEIC and ELECSA contractors can book online training at a special discounted rate of £15 (inc. VAT).
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More information can also be found on the NICEIC website www.niceic.com/asbestos