Action Mesothelioma Day 2021

   30 June 2021         News

Although Asbestos has been banned since 1999, this deadly material is still present in an estimated 500,000 buildings constructed before then, posing a huge risk to anyone who comes into contact with it.

In fact, IOSH report that in Britain, more than 2,500 people die from mesothelioma every year because of past exposure to asbestos.

Action Mesothelioma Day 2021

On Action Mesothelioma Day (Action Meso Day) Friday 2nd July, support groups, charities and other organisations and individuals will come together to call for more awareness of the dangers of asbestos.

Develop Training are calling on people to take the dangers of asbestos seriously and help to support Action Meso Day by sharing posts on social media using the hashtag #ActionMeso.

Understanding the risks of asbestos & implementing control measures

If you want to understand the risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and learn how to put safeguarding measures in place then Develop currently offer two training courses that can be delivered on-site, in centre or virtually to suit your needs:

UKATA Asbestos Awareness

A training course to provide an awareness and develop the knowledge amongst employees as regards the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The course further gives an overview of the legislative measures in place to permit employees to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness in Soil and Made Ground

A training course to provide an awareness of and develop knowledge amongst employees regarding the hazards and risks posed by soils and surrounding ground on sites that may contain ACMs. This course is for supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees, such as but not limited to: site managers/supervisors/agents, site remediation employees, construction workers, ground workers, plant and machinery operators, utility installers/maintainers and other such professionals.

An introduction to working with asbestos

Download our free eBook to help you manage asbestos here. Containing a range of useful information for both employers and those working directly with asbestos, it will help you put in place the correct measures to protect your staff and visitors from the dangers that surround exposure to asbestos.

For further information on asbestos-related training, or to no obligation consultation, then contact us on 0800 876 6708 or

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