Monthly Archives: April 2016

ARCA holds workshops for Supervisors on analyst’s work

After a successful pilot ARCA is pleased to announce the availability of workshops for asbestos removal supervisors which focus on analyst’s work and their responsibilities.

Earlier this month ARCA ran the first workshop at their training centre in Rayleigh to support members’ supervisors and managers in better understanding their responsibilities relating to analyst’s work on an asbestos removal site.  The workshop covered two specific topics, the 4 stage clearance process and personal monitoring.

“This first workshop was fully booked and feedback was very positive,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA. “Following this successful pilot and due to the high level of interest, we are planning to hold this workshop at our training centres across the country throughout the year, with the next workshop being held at Burton upon Trent on 25th May.”

“This workshop was just what my team needed. It will help our supervisors work closer with analysts, as it reemphasised the role of the supervisor and what the analysts personal monitoring findings actually mean,” commented Tony Darsey, Managing Director of Erith Contractors Ltd.

“Personal monitoring and the information given to supervisors by analysts is part of the process of controlling asbestos exposure to individuals. This ARCA workshop was excellent, giving enough detail and clear explanations to help supervisors make the best use of the analysts’ reports so helping to keep the lowest levels of exposure possible,” said Scott Murray, Managing Director of ECT Environmental Ltd.

For more information and to book your space contact ARCA’s training department on 01283 505777.

ARCA joins the Contamination Expo Series

ARCA, the UK’s leading association representing asbestos removal contractors, has signed up to the Contamination Expo Series 2016 to be held on 12-13 October at ExCel London.

The Contamination Expo Series launches this year to tackle solutions to contamination across six sectors, including hazardous waste. Held in association with the Environment Agency, the exhibition will co-locate with the successful Flood Expo.

Sarah Haslam, of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) comments “We are delighted to support the first Contamination Expo which offers us the opportunity to showcase our members’ services. Our presence will enable us to communicate, the hazards of and how to manage asbestos containing materials, to commercial property owners and managers, and highlight their legal responsibilities.”

James Ashwood, of the Contamination Expo Series adds “Having ARCA on board means we can work closely with this leading trade association to help drive the messages about asbestos. Having asbestos experts at the event will support a key visitor sector for us, that is the professionals involved in managing asbestos in commercial buildings, whether that be construction companies or owners and managers of properties, such as schools, council offices, shops and hospitals.”

Entrance to the exhibition will be free (order tickets online at and will feature free to attend seminars, over 100 hours of CPD accredited, networking areas and the exhibition show floor will be filled with companies offering products, solutions and expertise in cleaning up or preventing contamination.