15th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week – 1st – 7th April 2019

21st March 2019

Each year, The AsbestosAsbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK1.  Asbestos was extensively used in construction materials up until the late 1990s, and is present in a significant number of bu... More Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) dedicates 1st – 7th April to increasing the awareness of the dangers of asbestos and to the prevention of exposure to asbestos, by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) is therefore designed to keep the risks of exposure to asbestos in the forefront of worldwide attention, and to educate people about the risks of asbestos.

Ongoing research continues into asbestos related diseases, however, prevention remains the only cure for mesothelioma.   Building on the strength of previous Global Asbestos Awareness Weeks, this year’s campaign will focus on:

  • Banning the mining, manufacturing, and use of asbestos;
  • Preventing asbestos exposure through education and awareness;
  • Increasing compliance and enforcement of existing laws and regulations.

For updates and further information from ADAO, please click here.

The duty to manage and identification of asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 for any property constructed prior to November 1999, when the use of asbestos in the UK was prohibited. Our dedicated team of asbestos consultants assist our clients daily with asbestos management plans, processes, surveys and advice. In addition, the RiskWise Asbestos Register provides the easiest solution for managing asbestos information online – providing full visibility of information to contractors and other stakeholders. For further guidance or information, please contact our experienced team.