It may be thought of as an issue of yesterday since its ban, but asbestos still affects the lives of many tradesmen and even school teachers who work in buildings still containing the deadly substance. UKATA, the UK Asbestos Training Association are urging everybody this Christmas to be aware of the danger it poses with a recent Belfast Telegraph article stating that worryingly 75% of schools still have asbestos within their cavity walls.

In order to combat asbestos, there must be asbestos awareness and the appropriate action needs to be taken by professionals who can deliver trusted hazard management. UKATA certified Lucion Environmental is one such company who have no link to Asbestos removal companies and are therefore able to provide impartial advice. With seven offices around the UK and ten years of experience in the field, they offer asbestos surveys and asbestos testing.

Lucion’s specialist asbestos compliance and project management support will ensure that you are up to date with legislative changes and that your project stays at a reasonable cost, with a written specification compiled by a specialist consultant. As working with asbestos is one of the only licensed activities in the UK, it is important to take into consideration both the risk and cost involved when it comes to asbestos removal.

As well as imparting their advice with the marine and built environment, Lucion provides training in their purpose built training centres located in Leicestershire, South London and Tyneside and BOHS-P modules which cover both theory and practical training. All training is in line with HSE regulation which states that ignorance is not a defence, and so aims to teach companies the complexities of dealing with an asbestos problem.

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