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The need to raise standards of training within the asbestos industry was widely acknowledged and the formation of a trade association was suggested, which is how and why UKATA began. The inaugural meeting of UKATA was held in September, 2007 with 41 of the 50 training providers on the ATPWG list agreeing to join. In January 2008 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) passed the responsibility for managing the list of training providers for licensed asbestos work to UKATA.

UKATA’s remit was to set standards, audit and manage the list of asbestos training providers, going forward. In future, if training had not been provided by a UKATA member, enforcing officers may ask asbestos license holders to demonstrate how Chapter 4 of the Licensed Contractors’ Guide had been complied with. Previously, HSE had provided a list of known asbestos training providers as a service to individuals looking for asbestos training. HSE did not approve any training provider’s status and merely directed enquirers to the training providers list. In January 2008 HSE formally tasked UKATA, as the single organisation to monitor training standards amongst its members.

UKATA began trading in January 2008 and accepted applications from Licensed, Non Licensed and Asbestos Awareness Training Providers.

The inaugural Chairman, Peter Robinson said at the time;

“We will build on the work that HSE started with the list of asbestos training providers. Initially, I see the role of UKATA being to undertake a thorough audit of all members and raise the profile of the association to key stakeholders. Ultimately, this association will provide the benchmark of standards that asbestos training providers will have to achieve and maintain…I want to include competent training providers in these areas into the association as early as possible so that the whole issue of sub-standard asbestos training is tackled.”

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