A HEALTH and safety training company is set to represent the North-East at BP’s national conference after the oil multi-national invited them to present on the dangers of asbestos.

Just months after setting up, World Class Safety, based at Stockton’s Bowesfield Industrial Estate, will speak to delegates at BP’s 64th Safety Representative Seminar in London. As well as insulation and roofing materials and other products, harmful asbestos was also used in the petro-chemical industry, including on offshore oil rigs and platforms.

Chris Devlin, director of the Stockton firm, which has a dedicated asbestos training division, said the opportunity to present to so many BP safety representatives poses an exciting business opportunity for the firm.

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“We’re delighted to be invited to present at BP’s conference, we’ve worked all over the world delivering training and consultancy so although this is a big deal for us we are well placed to deliver the right information and advice.

“Asbestos is a hidden killer and as specialists in this field we are keen to support any companies who have a need in this area. We’re happy to come and talk to firms about it so the threat of legal action can be avoided as well as preventing workers and members of the public from being exposed to it.”