GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 28 August 2015

GQA Conference 2015 – 1st Workshop Confirmed

The GQA Conference, held at Schueco’s impressive Network Centre in Milton Keynes on the 26th November 2015, will give attendees the opportunity to attend workshops, discussing topics relevant to our qualifications.  GQA are delighted to confirm the first of 6 workshops available to approved centres:

Asbestos Update

The Government and the HSE have issued regulations to protect workers from the threat posed by asbestos. These regulations include a statutory requirement to provide awareness training for all at risk employees. In this workshop Steve Shutler will explain the content of the required training and other important legal provisions, providing details of recent prosecutions of companies who failed to provide asbestos awareness training or inadvertently disturbing asbestos without taking the necessary precautions.

Steve Shutler is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He has worked in asbestos consultancy for the past 30 years during which time he has served as a governing councillor for the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) and is an examiner for The Certificate of Competence in Asbestos awarded by The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

If you haven’t yet booked your place, What are you waiting for?  Book your place by contacting Emma Barnsley on Tel: 0114 2720033 or simply email  Don’t be left wondering what you missed out on this November!