Read the latest news from IATP, plus Asbestos news from the UK & around the world.


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.

To discover more about IATP visit our website:

The IATP dedicates memorials to the remembrance of those affected by asbestos.

Did you know that more people die each year of Mesothelioma than die due to Road Traffic Accidents*.

The HSE have just released new figures showing that past exposure to asbestos killed 2,538 in Great Britain in 2013. It is very possible that this figure is actually much higher but the recorded cause of death is down to a secondary cause, such as a heart attack.

Action Mesothelioma Day is a national event, with mesothelioma groups and organisations from around the country marking the day with a range of events and activities.

This year the IATP has dedicated two memorials to the remembrance of those, whose lives have been affected by asbestos.

A bench along the South Carriage Drive of Battersea Park will be installed within the next couple of weeks.  A brass plaque will be mounted on the bench with the inscription:

“The IATP – Raising Asbestos Awareness Together
Remembering those whose lives have been affected by asbestos
The living owe it to those who can no longer speak
to tell their story for them”

The dedication will be on an ornate steel bench, which will be there for many years to come.


The IATP have also dedicated one of Kew Garden’s renowned bulb displays in honour those affected by asbestos. The Snow Drop display has been selected and can be found in the Conservation Area at Kew Gardens, part of Kew’s 16-hectare Natural Areas, which are around Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.

The Snow Drop is a symbol of Hope and one of the first flowers of spring, it is also the flower long associated with the mesothelioma community.

The dedication will be recorded on the Commemorative Touchscreen Register in the Secluded Garden glasshouse at Kew Gardens.

We wish everyone organising and taking part in an event for Action Mesothelioma Day, Good Luck and hope they have a great day.
The IATP will be carrying out a sponsored event, where we will be sending two teams to complete the Ben Nevis Charity Challenge. This is an exciting team challenge set in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Teams of four are challenged to climb Ben Nevis, cycle 25 miles (on road) and canoe Loch Lochy. All funds raised will go to the IATP’s chosen charity. We do still have a couple of places available on this challenge should anyone be interested in taking part please contact

*Figures taken from Department for Transport Statistical Release – 26.06.2014 and Health and Safety Executive Press Release – 01.07.2015

BBC programme highlights the heart-breaking and all too common issue of Asbestos in Schools

A recent programme on BBC Victoria Derbyshire highlighted the all too real issue of asbestos in schools. The item featured three individuals who believe that their mesothelioma was caused by asbestos in schools.

Schools are seen as a place of education and development, not somewhere you expect to develop a disease that will take your life from you.

The programme highlights that between 2003 and 2012 nearly 22,000 people died of mesothelioma, for 224 of these individuals their last recorded profession was teaching.

How many of those that have died of mesothelioma have worked in schools previously, attended a school where asbestos was present or changed profession prior to their death? The true scale of the problem is unknown.

One of the three individuals interviewed who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma; Jenny Davis, who believe she came in to contact with asbestos through her job as a science teacher said she has no hopes but fear not knowing what it will be like when she dies.

The programme goes on to state the ¾ of schools in the UK contain asbestos and that legislation requires; as a minimum an asbestos register, monitoring, training and to notify others of the presence of asbestos.

The National Union of Teachers has called for the new government to deal with Asbestos in Schools and for a long term strategy to be put in place.

The programme is a very informative piece and highlights the concerns about asbestos in schools. We hope that this programme will help to raise asbestos awareness and to start people asking the correct questions if they are unsure.

For more information on Asbestos please visit:

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IATP 2015 Annual Dinner & Awards “Winter Wonderland”

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We are delighted to invite you to join us at our 2015 Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner is a formal event aimed at raising awareness and funds for the IATP’s chosen charity, Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru. The Annual Dinner also hosts “The IATP Recognition Awards”, honouring individuals for their work and contributions across all areas of the Asbestos Industry.

The evening will include:

Welcome Drinks Reception

3 Course Dinner followed by Coffee & Mints

Charity Auction & Raffle

Disco & Dancing

Presentation of the IATP Recognition Awards

Dress code: Black Tie & Evening Dress

Tickets cost: £55.00 per person

The numbers of tickets available is limited and interest for them is high, so please book quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be sold strictly on a first come first served basis.

For further information or to download a booking form please visit:, alternatively you can email Click to Book

Closing date for ticket sales is: Friday 9th January 2015

We look forward to seeing you there.


The Hotel

Having recently undergone a £26 million refurbishment, the Belfry is a stunning venue. Pull up a stool at the glittering Champagne bar, dine in style in our two enticing restaurants, or drift away in the world-class spa. Then sink into your deep, cosy bed. Nestled in over 500 acres of idyllic countryside, we’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of Birmingham, yet still just 20 minutes from the city centre and New Street Station and 10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport.

The hotel are offering a guaranteed room rate of £120.00 for a standard room per night. Guests are required to call the hotel on 0844 980 0600 and quote IATP Events, 31st January 2015 and pay a non-refundable £50.00 deposit by 31st November. Guests must call individually before (8 weeks prior to arrival date) to pay a £50.00 non-refundable deposit for their reservation, if payment is not received by this date the room will be released.



Alternative hotels within the local area include:

Lea Marston Hotel

Brook Marston Farm Hotel

Premier Inn Birmingham North (Sutton Coldfield)

Ramada Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield

Sponsorship opportunities for the annual dinner are available.

Please contact IATP Events for more information on                       or 07738 110718

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Meet the IATP Award Recipients.


Kieran Brewer: Meso Warrior Award.

Lord Saatchi

Lord Saatchi: Making a Difference.


JUAC: Outstanding Contribution Award.


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