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: UKNAR schools campaign

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.

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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.

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