Monthly Archives: September 2019

ARCA reaches landmark 2,000 CSCS cards

Today the Association issued the 2,000th CSCS card, under the ARMI Skills Card Scheme.

The 2,000th CSCS card was a blue skilled worker card for an asbestos removal operative, and was made available as a physical and virtual card.

“This is an amazing number of cards issued. We only started issuing CSCS cards for operatives in August 2017, and now offer a comprehensive range of ARMI Skills cards,” stated Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.

“Our staff deliver an excellent service, supporting the applicants and processing applications in just four working days.”

The Association offers the full range of CSCS cards for individuals working in the licensed asbestos management industry to gain access to construction sites.

Asbestos Removal Operatives can gain temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a blue skilled worker card.

Asbestos Removal Supervisors can apply for temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a gold supervisor card.

Asbestos Removal Managers can obtain temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a black manager card.

Information on all CSCS cards, together with application forms is available at

ARCA receives Centre of Excellence Award from RSPH

On behalf of the Association, Steve Sadley and Satish Patel, were delighted to accept the Centre of Excellence Award yesterday at the RSPH Hygeia Awards 2019 event in London.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Centre of Excellence Award recognises centres which show commitment to their learners through high levels of teaching and support, alongside proven high pass rates.

“This is a superb acknowledgement from RSPH and a tremendous boost the team delivering the RSPH qualifications,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA. “The teams’ commitment in supporting our candidates is recognised by this award. When supported well, candidates perform well.”

ARCA receives RSPH Award Sept 2019

“ARCA and RSPH have been working together for over 15 years to support the asbestos management industry. I believe one reason that our working relationship is very strong is that we share the same values of excellence and integrity,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.

“On behalf of the industry I would like to acknowledge the huge input made by ARCA and RSPH to support us. They listen and take on board what we say, and have developed strong qualifications that we, operating in a hazardous and highly regulated industry, really need,” stated Scott Murray, Member of the ARCA Governing Council and Chair of the ARCA Training Committee.