Kentec joins the UKATA Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign
Posted: 16th August 2017
Kentec Training Ltd is supporting the annual Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe Campaign from the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), having pledged several hours of free training as part of the campaign designed to keep small businesses and sole traders safe from the UK's biggest workplace killer – asbestos. Now in its third year, the nationwide campaign runs from 1st September to 31st October, with free asbestos awareness training for those who need it most.
The campaign sees UKATA members pledge hours of free asbestos awareness training and has proved a real success in helping one-man bands, DIY enthusiasts and others have access to training they may be unable to afford or not even realise exists. UKATA members pledged over 3,500 hours of free training in 2015 and 2016 with even more complimentary training available this year.
Based in Tonbridge, Kentec Training Ltd has been delivering asbestos training in Kent for many years, having been a member of UKATA since 2013 the company was keen to support the Train Safe campaign in 2017.
Our Managing Director, Steve Booker had this to say:
“As a company committed to asbestos training, we are proud to be involved in the UKATA Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign for the third year running, we train employees from many organisations but ‘white van man’ can still be in the dark over asbestos, so this scheme is a practical way to tackle the lack of asbestos awareness training among ordinary traders. It also opens the opportunity for smaller businesses where they may not have such a large training budget, ensuring everyone is safe in the work place”
“I would like to thank Kentec Training Ltd for backing the 2017 UKATA Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign,” said Craig Evans, General Manager of UKATA. “In the last few years UKATA members have delivered 400,000 asbestos training courses but there remains a real need for essential training for all who may encounter the substance. Thousands of tradespeople have received no asbestos training and Kentec Training Ltd is playing a key role in helping UKATA with a ‘hands on’ approach to helping them.”