GRAHAM is now one of only four organisations in Northern Ireland approved to deliver accredited United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) training following a successful audit on Wednesday 6th June.
Upon completion of the rigorous audit, which examined the quality of materials, content and training delivery, GRAHAM was commended for an “excellent and professional course” by the UKATA Auditors.
The Auditors also indicated that the standard of the course was in the top 5% overall of those examined.
The audit took place at GRAHAM’s Facilities Management Headquarters in Wildflower Way, Belfast.
Brendan Devlin, GRAHAM Facilities Management – Managing Director, was understandably delighted with the achievement, which positions GRAHAM within a select band of FM providers.
“It’s a tremendous achievement for us to be recognised as an approved UKATA training provider and reinforces our reputation as a trusted Facilities Management provider throughout the UK and Ireland,” said Brendan.
“It is further validation of our expertise and our commitment to ensuring that our employees and supply chain are fully equipped to follow the correct protocols to deal with asbestos. It will also provide our clients with even more confidence in the important services that we deliver.
“Both our SHEQ and Training teams worked closely and put in a great deal of effort to develop the training to this standard.”
Special mention goes to the hard work of Nicola Coburn (FM Training Manager) and Michael Davey (SHE Advisor) who drove the whole process.
GRAHAM’s Midlands based team, led by SHEQ Advisor Tim Davies, is also formalising its training application in a bid to become GRAHAM’s second approved training facility in the coming months.