8 Weird Facts You Might Not Know About Asbestos

We talk about asbestos a lot, and we know it can get a bit boring. You hear the same things about asbestos awareness, asbestos in schools and the importance of compliance, but it doesn’t really motivate you to take the problem seriously. And with many people taking asbestos courses online, you don’t get that face-to-face… Read More

Midsummer Sale: UKATA Asbestos Awareness Course!

It’s properly summer now, and with the nice weather comes a spate of building projects. This means more projects that involve identifying, managing and removing asbestos – and more demand for our range of UKATA Asbestos Awareness courses. Maybe the sunshine is having an effect on our moods, but we’ve decided to be extremely generous… Read More

Is it time to get rid of British Summer Time?

Having just passed the Summer Equinox, we’re experiencing all the benefits and drawbacks of extremely long days. Yet the only reason it gets light so early is that we continue to put our clocks forward – a change that can interrupt our circadian rhythms, and cause up to three weeks of insomnia. Turning the clocks… Read More

Why the cosmetics industry still struggles with asbestos

From irons to toilet seats to fake snow, there was a period in the 20th century where everything was made with asbestos. This magical material was strong, fireproof and insulated against electricity, and the public couldn’t get enough. Like the earlier craze for radium however, it soon emerged that asbestos held a deadly secret. The… Read More

Late Bird Discount: NEBOSH Construction Now 10% Off!

We all know the early bird catches the worm, but sometimes you deserve a bit of a snooze. Our NEBOSH National General Certificate in Construction is coming up this Friday 14th, and we’ve got a couple of places free. Lucky for you, we’re determined to fill them! From now until Friday, bookings for this NEBOSH… Read More

Lee Appears On The ‘Health Matters’ Show!

If you’ve been following our social media feeds, you might be aware that Lee was due to appear on Neil D’Silva’s Health Matters Radio Show on Channel Radio. We’re pleased to announce that this appearance was a success, and Lee is well on his way to international superstardom! Lee dropped by to talk about our… Read More

Is the UK doing enough to prevent asbestos exposure?

Many of us think of asbestos as an antiquated threat. The deadly substance seems like it’s been banished and dealt with, gone the way of lead paint or leaded fuel. There’s an awareness that it still exists – largely because of fly-tipping – but not that it poses a present danger. For most people, it’s… Read More

5 Health & Safety Breaches in Marvel Movies

To celebrate the launch of Avengers: Endgame, we’re bringing back our popular feature on health & safety mishaps in the movies. This time, we’re taking on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – from the first burst of Iron Man to the final strains of Infinity War. If it wasn’t already obvious, there will be… Read More

Are video games affecting children’s behaviour?

“FORTNITE MADE ME A SUICIDAL DRUG ADDICT” “GAMING AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN” “GAMING ADDICT KIDS TAKEN INTO CARE” That last headline is just the latest in a series of articles linking behavioural problems to video games. With the massive popularity of games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, newspapers have picked up a refrain that goes… Read More