Monthly Archives: January 2018

Certificates of Attendance for ARCA Regional Meetings

ARCA is now issuing Certificates of Attendance to all individuals that attend regional meetings.

The Association’s regional meetings are held as a forum to provide information, instruction and training with most meetings having many items on the agenda meeting this definition.

“The Certificates of Attendance are intended to be added to and compliment training records to demonstrate and record that individuals have received the information, instruction and training listed on the certificate,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive at ARCA. “All attendees of the November 2017 regional meetings have been issued with a certificate.”

Dates for the next regional meetings are now available online.

ARCA delivers First RSPH NVQ assessments in UK

Operatives gain NVQ Diploma and CSCS cards

ARCA assessed three asbestos removal operatives for an NVQ Level 2 Diploma, under the RSPH Experienced Candidate Assessment Route (ECAR), in December 2017.

All three operatives, Andrew Peberdy, David Kelly and Mark Thompson of Burton Environmental Services Ltd, were successful in gaining the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) –BES_ECAR NVQ_B_Jan18_380kb Licensed Asbestos.

“These were the first RPSH NVQ assessments we have undertaken and the process ran very smoothly and efficiently,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager for the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA).  “I was able to make them comfortable in what is a rigorous assessment environment, enabling them to use their experience to perform tasks to a high level. I’d like to congratulate Andrew, David and Mark on a job well done.”

“On receipt of the certificates we immediately applied to ARCA for Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Cards for the operatives,” stated Ronnie Cowen, Operations Director of Burton Environmental Services Ltd. “The service was exceptional. The day after our application all three virtual smartcards were received by our operatives, and the physical cards were delivered straight after the Christmas holiday.”

To learn more about the NVQ Level 2 Diploma options for Asbestos Removal Operatives please visit here and the requirements for ARMI Skills Cards (CSCS Cards) are available here 

Photo: Mark Thompson, Asbestos Removal Operative and Ronnie Cowen, Operations Director of Burton Environmental Services Ltd.