23 October 2018

Enquin support UKATA’s Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign

Enquin are delighted to be supporting The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign again this year to provide free asbestos awareness training to people who are currently out of work.

UKATA has partnered with Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, and asked its members to support the 2018 Campaign and this new partnership with the DWP.

Enquin have pledged a number of free training places and will be working closely with the local Job Centre and look forward to confirming some dates for the local community soon.

Now in its fourth year, the nationwide campaign has been extended to run between October and March to allow more people to benefit from this free training opportunity.

Asbestos is the UK’s biggest industrial killer with approximately 20 tradespeople dying each week from asbestos-related diseases, caused by previous exposure to asbestos fibres. Due to the long latency period, symptoms can take anywhere between 10-50 years to develop.

Sara Blackmore, Trainer at Enquin Environmental said

“As a company committed to asbestos training, we are proud to be involved in the UKATA Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign. We train workers from many large organisations but the unemployed often miss out on such training due to financial constraints, so this scheme is a practical way to tackle the lack of asbestos awareness training among unemployed people.”

 “Unwittingly coming into contact with deadly asbestos fibres can put workers in the front line of asbestos exposure,” added Enquin Environmental. “They need support and the Train Safe, Work Safe, Stay Safe Campaign provides that, by removing cost as a reason for not having the necessary training. We are proud to be playing our part in helping to cut the numbers of deaths from asbestos related diseases.”

Anyone interested in applying for the free training with Enquin Environmental Ltd should contact us directly on 02920 535090 or asbestos@enquin.co.uk and remember to quote the UKATA Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign. Alternatively contact your local Job Centre, who will advise on course availability for your area.

More information is also available on the UKATA website here.

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