UK National Asbestos Register
UK National Asbestos Register (UKNAR) CIC is a new social enterprise established to help management and dutyholders manage asbestos simply and safely while better informing and educating those people who may be at risk.
We believe that by using inexpensive, easy to use technology and working with like-minded people, leading asbestos support organisations and research charities, we can limit future accidental asbestos exposures and help prevent thousands of deaths occurring as a result of asbestos-related diseases.
UKNAR’s primary aim is to protect people from unnecessary and potentially deadly exposure to asbestos fibres. Hundreds of thousands of UK workplaces, public buildings, schools, hospitals and homes still contain asbestos and despite improved legislation, there are still many thousands of accidental exposures to asbestos every year: mostly because people are unaware of the presence of asbestos or its danger.
UKNAR wish to change and improve the awareness and culture around asbestos management so that thousands of people no longer need to die due to ignorance, ineffective management or indifferent employers – as has sadly been the case for so many decades.
Profits will be reinvested to continue to improve the education and awareness of contractors, dutyholders and the general public. We will work together with other key established associations in this field to achieve this.
UKNAR provides a national asbestos database. All existing asbestos registers can be uploaded and linked to our simple Asbestos SMART QR code technology. Dutyholders can then make this key information instantly and freely available to all those that need it, fulfilling their legal obligations whilst helping reduce the number of potentially fatal accidental exposures.
Dutyholders pay a small annual license fee per register.
UKNAR will donate 5% of its license fees to Mesothelioma UK, as well as raising awareness of the charity’s aims in support of key beneficiaries.