UKATA receives high commendation

Acorn-Analytical-Services-41 sml

We were thrilled to hear a few days ago that the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has been highly commended in the Senior Leadership Engagement Award category at The Impact Awards, hosted by mental health charity, Mates in Mind.

For anyone who is not familiar with the work of UKATA it is the UK’s largest not-for-profit asbestos training association and we are incredibly proud to be one of its approved members.

Being a UKATA Approved Training Provider shows that Acorn Analytical Services is committed to delivering the highest standards of asbestos training in accordance with the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation.

Along with UKATA’s other approved members we help to train more than 200,000 delegates every year in a variety of topics, including asbestos awareness.

We are passionate about providing face-to-face UKATA asbestos awareness training because we know it promotes asbestos safety and helps to save lives.

Sadly, asbestos remains the world’s biggest workplace killer and despite the fact its use here was banned more than two decades ago its presence lingers in many of our buildings and is still putting workers at risk from fatal diseases.

This is why it is so important that asbestos awareness training is given to all employees whose work could disturb the fabric of a building and potentially expose them to asbestos.

It should also be given to those who supervise or influence any such work and the Regulations’ Approved Code of Practice recommends a refresher course should be undertaken at least once a year.

Asbestos awareness training is particularly important for staff working in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied construction trades.

We’re not just talking about demolition and construction workers here. It also applies to the likes of general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers and gas fitters, painters, decorators, joiners and plasterers, roofing contractors, heating, ventilation and telecommunication engineers, fire and burglar alarm installers, architects and building surveyors and shopfitters.

As well as being UKATA approved trainers, all our trainers have more than a decade of experience of working in the asbestos industry. As a result, our comprehensive half-day training courses are interactive and delegates have the opportunity to ask any questions they have to enable them to fully understand what they need to do to keep themselves and others safe.

During the course delegates will learn about the negative health effects and dangers associated with asbestos. They will also discover what asbestos is, where it was commonly used and what products contain it and learn about emergency procedures and basic asbestos management.

Anyone who trains with us will receive their UKATA asbestos awareness training certificate within 24 hours of passing the course.

If you want to find out more about our UKATA asbestos awareness training, please click here

Acorn is a professional asbestos consultancy helping organisations deal with asbestos compliance using asbestos surveysasbestos air testing, and asbestos removal management. Please call one of the team, or use the online form to obtain your free quotation. If you would like further information or advice on asbestos and asbestos training, contact the team on 0844 818 0895 or Contact Us

Neil Munro

I work in a dual role at Acorn Analytical Services focused primarily on growing and leading the business from our Northampton office base. My focus is on overseeing all sales, marketing and financial activities from Northampton. I assist clients with high-level asbestos management strategies and training. Together with Ian Stone I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I'm Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.

Need Help? Request a Call Back

Request a call back from one of our expert Asbestos Consultants who will help you identify what you need

More Asbestos Articles

JANshutterstock 1381443422 sml

Weird locations and uses of asbestos

In this blog we’re looking at the weird and wonderful locations and uses of asbestos that we’ve come across. Asbestos was used everywhere and thousands of different materials had asbestos added to them. Kent cigarettes One example that springs to mind is the old American Kent cigarette brand which contained asbestos in their filter. The …

Read More

Joe Gore 6 scaled e1611578307773

Focus on our Birmingham Office lead Joe Gore

Back in November we were thrilled to reveal we had launched a new office in Birmingham which is being expertly led by Asbestos Consultant Joe Gore. Joe has been incredibly busy working on a wide variety of projects across the West Midlands since then but we caught up with him to find out how he …

Read More

Acorn Analytical Services Asbestos Solutions commecial photography 55

Why you should use lockdown to deal with your asbestos

So here we are entering a New Year. Traditionally, a time for optimism and new beginnings but this week’s announcement of the latest national lockdown left many businesses reeling. Almost a year on from the first national lockdown you could be forgiven for thinking we’re living through some kind of strange Groundhog Day but the …

Read More

Acorn Analytical Services Asbestos Solutions commecial photography 36

Don’t fall foul of the law – make sure you get the correct Asbestos Survey

At Acorn Analytical Services we invest a lot of time into making people aware about the dangers of asbestos for two key reasons. One is the human cost – exposure to asbestos can cause life-changing illnesses and incurable cancers – and the second reason is the cost it poses to businesses. It is so important …

Read More

Acorn Analytical Services Asbestos Solutions commecial photography 28

£2bn Government gold rush could be an asbestos minefield

This autumn, the Government launched a new scheme to promote home insulation. It is subsidising home insulation ventures with grants of up to £5,000 which can be used to install insulation, double glazing, smart controls and more. This is great news for the environment and for the economy however, we do have concerns about it. …

Read More

Collage e1608286815218

Fighting back against asbestos-related cancer

Acorn Analytical Services is backing a new campaign aimed at putting asbestos and asbestos-related diseases in the national spotlight to raise awareness and eradicate the material and the devastating conditions it causes. Campaign group, Action Meso, is uniting those impacted by mesothelioma – an incurable but preventable cancer caused by asbestos – to give them …

Read More

scientist 2141259 1920 e1607618409539

Don’t become an asbestos-related death statistic

Anyone who follows our activities at Acorn will know that we are dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers posed by asbestosis. We regularly release informative podcasts, blogs and have produced a number one best-selling book called Asbestos The Dark Arts to show businesses and individuals why it is so important to manage their asbestos …

Read More

birthday 1835443 1920

From small Acorns grow great asbestos management companies

Despite all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us we are pleased to be ending the year on a high. It is with great pleasure that we can say this month Acorn Analytical Services has celebrated its 20th anniversary. The business first set down roots in the north of England two decades ago and …

Read More

WP 6441 Original 39554 scaled e1606141093410

Celebrate Your Unique Talent

Did you know every year November 24th is observed as Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day? No matter how unique or different your talent is, today is the day that you are encouraged to share it with others. Here at Acorn we aren’t shy about our talent. We are the leading experts when it comes to …

Read More

JG Brum Small

Acorn Opens New Birmingham office!

We have some exciting news… We have expanded with the opening of a new Birmingham office! The new office is located on Bristol Road South and will be led by Joe Gore (pictured) and staffed by people from the Birmingham area. Not only will this new office help us to better service our existing clients …

Read More