Monthly Archives: July 2015

ARCA issues two Guidance Notes

Guidance Note on working with textured decorative coatings which contain asbestos.

This guidance note pulls together all the legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance which relates to work on textured decorative coatings containing asbestos, into a summarised but comprehensive publication. This guidance note is intended to assist asbestos removal contractors, consultants and clients when planning asbestos removal work involving working on Textured Decorative Coating (TDC) containing asbestos.

Guidance Note for the Encapsulation of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

This publication is to give guidance on the considerations for the use and methods for encapsulating ACM once a decision has been made to encapsulate as part of an overall management plan.

These Guidance Notes can be download on the ARCA web site

Next ARCA Regional Meetings

The next series of ARCA regional meetings have now been confirmed.  Please note the change of venue for the Scottish Regional Meeting (moving to the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, directly opposite the usual venue), and the change to the South East Regional meeting venue and time, as agreed with the South East members at the previous meeting.  I look forward to seeing you all at the meetings.

Steve Sadley

Chief Executive

Meeting Date Venue Time
South West & Wales Regional Meeting 3rd Nov 2015 Almondsbury Interchange Hotel, Almondsbury, Bristol Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
Midlands Regional Meeting 4th Nov 2015 ARCA Offices Burton upon Trent Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
North West Regional Meeting 5th Nov 2015 Pennine Manor Hotel, Huddersfield Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
North East Regional Meeting 10th Nov 2015 Holiday Inn, Washington Meeting starts at 9.30 am tea & coffee available from 9.00am
Scottish Regional Meeting 11th Nov 2015 Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport (note change – The Holiday Inn Express is fully booked) Meeting starts at 9.30 am tea & coffee available from 9.00am
East Anglian Regional Meeting 17th Nov 2015 Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge Meeting starts at 1.00pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 12.30pm
South East Regional Meeting 19th Nov 2015 Thurrock Hotel, Aveley, Essex (note change – as agreed at July regional meeting) Meeting starts at 9.00 am tea & coffee available from 8.30am (note change – as agreed at July regional meeting)
Ireland Regional Meeting 26th Nov 2015 Citywest Hotel, Dublin Meeting starts at 10.30am tea & coffee available from 10.00am

Environment Agency Asbestos Audit Final Briefing

In 2014/15 the Environment Agency ran a national audit campaign together with the Health and Safety Executive and Natural Resources Wales, to check whether minimum standards were met at asbestos transfer stations.

The Environment Agency audited 99 permitted asbestos transfer sites during the campaign and visited unpermitted sites. As a result of this campaign the Environment Agency have issued an ‘Industry Briefing Note’ of the findings and recommendations. The briefing note can be downloaded here

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ARCA News Summer 2015 (Issue 89) Now Available

The latest edition of ARCA news is now available on line.  Issue 89 for Summer 2015 is packed with information on the asbestos management industry and updates on ARCA’s recent activity.  This issue contains informative articles on:

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
  • ADR 2015
  • The ATaC apprenticeship scheme
  • How performance appraisals support training needs analysis, and much more

The on-line version of Issue 89 of ARCA News can be downloaded here