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Asbestos Risk – A One-Stop Guide for Small Construction Businesses and Tradespeople

Asbestos awareness can significantly reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos.

The Construction Leadership Council’s Health, Safety & Wellbeing workstream is launching a new digital Asbestos Risk guide.

The guide is aimed at small construction businesses and tradespeople who work with, or disturb, building fabric.

The guide is interactive and provides information at-a-glance as well as providing links to key resources and industry-leading advice.

Asbestos awareness can significantly reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos. Visit the IATP website to find an asbestos training provider in your area.



This year Action Mesothelioma Day #AMD21 is on Friday 2nd July 2021. Join #HASAG and #ActionMeso in a special virtual event.

12:00pm – HASAG will be premiering their Butterfly release and guest speakers on YouTube and Facebook.

12:30pm to 1:30pm – ActionMeso will host a national virtual event including panel discussions, updates of clinical trials, and interesting facts & insights for anyone new to mesothelioma. ActionMeso supporters, including support groups and charities, will be hosting their own activities before and after the ActionMeso event.

The IATP will be represented by our CEO Paul Beaumont.

For more information and to register for this free event follow the link below:

Mavis Nye awarded medal for services to people with Mesothelioma

The IATP would like to congratulate Mavis Nye for being awarded on this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list. Mavi has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for services to People with Mesothelioma.

The dedication and commitment and strength Mavi has shown in promoting and raising awareness of the issues of asbestos are without a doubt boundless!

Congratulations Mavis from all the IATP.


You can find out more about Mavis and the Mavis Nye Foundation here: 

Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG)

IATP are proud to Announce their Membership of the Health in Construction Leadership Group.

Did you know? “Workers in the UK are 100 times more likely to die from an occupational disease than a workplace accident.”

IATP has a shared commitment to creating a safer workplace for the UK.

The Health in Construction Leadership Group’s mission is to help unify the construction industry in its approach to worker health protection & the promotion, adoption & implementation of best practice processes & initiatives.

The Independent Asbestos Training Providers have spearheaded a nationwide campaign to increase asbestos regulations compliance & elevate the standard of training delivered to the UK’s workforce. Supporting the ActionMeso campaign to raise asbestos & eradication, is one of the key objectives in this 2021’s IATP action plan. In addition to supporting UK awareness campaigns, IATP are dedicated to their charity partner of the year, HASAG, who help people with asbestos-related diseases & their families throughout the South of England.

As the UK construction industry drives forward in 2021, IATP supports the Health in Construction Leadership’s mission to unite the construction industry in order to eradicate the ill health & disease caused by exposures to health hazards on building sites. Watch this space as IATP join forces with HCLG to create a safer workplace for the UK workforce. To discover more about The Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) visit:

Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide HSG248 (Second edition) Published May 2021

The long awaiting (6 years!) revision of the HSG248 Asbestos Analysts Guide has finally been released by the HSE.

‘The guidance has been updated to take account of findings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) interventions and developments in analytical procedures and methodology. It provides clarification on technical and personal safety issues, especially in relation to sampling and 4-stage clearances. New information on sampling soils for asbestos is included.

The guidance is designed to assist analysts in complying with their legal obligations. The publication should also be useful to asbestos consultants, occupational hygienists, safety professionals, asbestos removal contractors, building owners, and facilities managers.’

You can view or download it here:

Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide

Second revision released May 2021

Licensed Asbestos Form (ASB5) and Notifiable Non-Licensed Work (NNLW) form: Down Time 22 July 2020

The ASB5 form and the NNLW form and the databases which support these will be down from 7.00 am until 7.00 pm  on Wednesday 22 July, 2020. This is to allow for the forms and databases to be transferred over onto a new more modern server. It will mean that asbestos licence holders will not be able to notify work during this period, and we will be unable to access the databases either to check that work has been notified, or retrieve individual copies.   I thought you should know in case you get enquiries from any of your members.

If all goes to plan and there are no issues with the changeover, then the systems may be up and running again before 7.00 pm. Moira will be putting out a note on the Asbestos Licensing Information web community to keep licence holders informed, and will also let them know when the system is available again.


IATP are trailblazing the way, as they become one of the first training organisations to achieve a new industry standard.

UK based not for profit organisation; Independent Asbestos Training Providers have cause for celebration. The company have recently been awarded Recognised Organisation Status by the Construction Industry Training Board, CITB.

IATP currently offer the most comprehensive, high-calibre list of asbestos training providers in the UK, and additionally, independently audit all providers for that added peace of mind. CITB, the company that bestowed IATP with the new industry recognition, have been working since 1964 to attract and support the development of people within construction. CITB believes in giving individuals the skills to compete for the best jobs and develop fulfilling careers.

Both companies share a vision for raising industry training standards.

This piece of good news will benefit the entirety of the IATP organisation – as now all IATP members can apply to become Approved Training Organisations for our recognised courses, as a complimentary part of their IATP membership, saving the significant sum of £750 per member. It only costs £350 per year at present to be a member of the IATP so you can see the huge benefit.

A company that offers a critical and interactive connection between those providing and those seeking asbestos training in the UK, IATP is truly making leaps forward within the industry. The new recognition also means that their extended network can reap additional benefits; a place on the CITB Construction Training Register, or a place on the CITB Construction Training Directory.

The Construction Industry Training Board is a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry and as an awarding body CITB has helped 1.3 million people help to pass a vocational qualification and trained 0.5 million apprentices.

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