This September, the British Lung Foundation will be launching a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos amongst tradespeople and to ensure that they have the tools and knowledge they need to act safely and responsibly.
Twice as many people die from asbestos-related illnesses than on the roads each year in Britain. It’s the biggest work-related killer, and the numbers of deaths associated with it are rising each year. Sole traders and people working for small companies are often under particular pressure to take jobs and deliver quickly, and this can sometimes put them at particular risk of asbestos exposure.
As part of this project, we’re carrying out some research to establish current levels of asbestos awareness and attitudes towards risk. We’d be extremely grateful if you could help us to promote the survey, to encourage as many tradespeople as possible to take part.
It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the survey and all participants will be entered in a prize draw with the chance to win £250 worth of Wickes gift vouchers.
Here’s the link to the survey blf.org.uk/Page/Trade-survey
With your help we can reach many more tradespeople with information and resources that can keep them safe at work.