Over the past year, UKNAR has focussed on making an impact predominantly in education. In partnerships with multi-academy trusts, schools and colleges, UKNAR now has a nationwide objective to target 1000 schools in 2021. This is still only about 5% of UK schools that contain asbestos but will better protect hundreds of thousands of pupils, staff and contractors.
UKNAR Supports Global Asbestos Awareness Week 1-7 April 2021
UKNAR proudly supports Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) 1-7 April 2021, a world-wide collaborative initiative. Founded in 2004, by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO), GAAW has amassed vital widespread global support and continues to build momentum year on year as a collective voice for asbestos awareness. Sadly, as ambassadors for asbestos awareness there is so much more for us all to do, here in the UK and internationally.
Like UKNAR, ADAO throughout Global Asbestos Awareness Week is committed to educating people about the risk of asbestos and how to manage it effectively in order to prevent asbestos-related diseases – ultimately, we are all "sharing information to save lives".
This week (and beyond) you can support this hugely important cause by making as much noise as possible on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter).
Join the vibrant campaigns and educate your networks about the importance of asbestos awareness and prevention. Don’t forget to use the #2021GAAW hashtag in all your communications.
We are a Social Enterprise
As a community interest company and social enterprise, UKNAR CIC has a robust commitment to pursuing a social purpose over making profits for shareholders. We are fully supportive of the aims of Social Enterprise UK. We know that 54% of social enterprises do business with the public sector, transforming not only lives, but whole communities and local economies.
UKNAR’s direct beneficiary, leading specialist cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK receives five percent of UKNAR’s license fees. Working with both public sector organisations and private sector FTSE 250 companies, including the UK’s leading property agents enables us to continue to build social value into the supply chain.
GAAW 2021 News: Have you registered the danger? Asbestos - is a matter of life and death for plumbers and heating installers.
This week is GLOBAL ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK, (1-7 APRIL 2021). UKNAR (UK National Asbestos Register) is urging professional heating and plumbing installers to ‘REGISTER THE DANGER’ when it comes to the prevention of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. Asbestos remains a very real and present threat to life, despite it being banned from UK construction in 1999.
Knight Frank, in partnership with UKNAR, is helping to create a safer environment for contractors, landlords and building occupiers. Leading by example, Knight Frank has signed up to trial UKNAR’S Asbestos SMART QR code technology across its central London commercial property portfolio.
GAAW 2021 News: UKNAR Says Govt’s £1Billion School Improvement Budget Is An Opportunity For Safer Schools
Listen to Andrew Paten, Co-Founder of UKNAR CIC’s audiogram message as a response to the Govt’s £1 Billion schools improvement budget – an excellent opportunity for public sector dutyholders in multi academy trusts, schools and colleges to create safer school environments.
GAAW 2021 News: Professional Builder Mag - UKNAR Urges Professional Trades to ‘Register the Danger’ When It Comes To Asbestos Prevention
UKNAR is encouraging all professional trades to think carefully during Global Asbestos Awareness Week (and beyond) about the very real risks and dangers of asbestos. Every tradesperson needs to see an asbestos register before they start work on site. Please help register the danger and ask if the site has an Asbestos SMART register.
Andrew Paten, Co-Founder of UKNAR took to the Contam Digital Spotlight to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the workplace and demonstrate how digital innovations such as UKNAR's Asbestos SMART QR technology pave the way forward in helping reduce accidental disturbances and exposures to potentially lethal asbestos fibres.