Monthly Archives: February 2019

Beacon introduce latest product to ARCA

In January Beacon International took the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate their latest product development at the ARCA standardisation meeting.

The new recirculation air management system was set up using an asbestos removal enclosure at ARCA’s Burton training centre. The demonstration showed how the system utilises a combination of natural and recycled airflow streams to increase the air changes per hour in the enclosure, and thereby reducing the airborne particle levels. Supported by a multi-functional computerised ventilation controller to monitor and maintain the negative pressure, and control the airflow.

“My thanks to Andy and Ray for taking the time to come over to Burton to discuss this new air management system with our team, even before it was launched to the market,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA. “To be able to see the system working and discuss how it was operating was a great benefit to the team (managers, trainers and auditors) in expanding our knowledge.”

Administrators Training Course – More dates added!

Due to requests from members more dates are now available for administrators to undertake an asbestos removal training course.

ARCA delivers a one-day training course so that administrators can experience what working on an asbestos removal site is really like, yet in a safe and controlled environment.

The course includes some practical hands on tasks such as; use of RPE, elements of enclosure construction and use of air/bag locks as well as the decontamination process in enclosures and DCU’s for just £125 +vat.

Up and coming dates are:

  • 15th February at Rayleigh
  • 25th February at Manchester
  • 14th March at Burton upon Trent

For more details or to book onto a course click here or call us on 01283 505777.

ARCA Plan Standardisation Meetings for Another Year

Again, this year ARCA will be holding monthly standardisation meetings, for managers, trainers, assessors and auditors, to discuss their findings and provide feedback.

These discussions support the role of the teams and support standardisation across the organisation, increasing efficiencies and the knowledge of the team, as well as supporting consistency and facilitating updates/improvements in refresher training course content.

Additionally, external experts are invited to attend, to update the team on industry standards or demonstrate a new product. All adding to the knowledge base and providing CPD for the ARCA team.

“Our standardisation meetings are invaluable, as the discussions and feedback from all the team members, supports our task of delivering quality services,” stated Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA.

“We have meeting dates programmed throughout the year, and already a number of experts have agreed to attend a meeting to share their industry knowledge.”