Monthly Archives: April 2018

ARCA News celebrates 100th issue

The Spring 2018 issue of the ARCA News magazine includes asbestos industry news, guidance and articles on research being undertaken by the HSE Science Division and developing people ARCA News issue 100 Front Cover Imagein the workplace.

Also, Association news covers an update on the ARCA Member Audit App and CSCS cards, as well as, ARCA supporting the IOSH ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign and the housing sector by speaking on ‘Managing the Risks from Asbestos’ at the AGSM 2018 Conference.

In January 1992 the first issue of ARCA News was published, now you can read the 100th issue of the journal for asbestos management professionals … available online here

ARCA supports Asbestos phase of IOSH No Time to Lose campaign

ARCA will be exhibiting at the launch of the asbestos phase of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign in London on Monday 9 April 2018.

As asbestos is the biggest occupational disease risk to construction workers in the UK, with currently approximately 5,000 asbestos related cancer deaths per year, the Institution of Occupational and Safety Health (IOSH) campaign aims to raise awareness of occupational cancer contracted by exposure to asbestos and help businesses take action.

ARCA will be supporting the launch event by exhibiting, so ARCA staff will be on hand to answer questions attendees/businesses may have on how to manage the risks from asbestos. Also, ARCA will have free information available on asbestos surveys to clients’ legal responsibilities.

“We are delighted to support this campaign as we can continue to make more organisations aware of how to manage the risks from asbestos,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA).

“Although asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, materials containing asbestos can still be found in a large number of buildings, so being aware of where asbestos can be found and how to manage it is vital to reducing the health risks faced by workers.”

Find out more about the IOSH ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign at www.notimetolose.org.uk