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ARCA Offers Members FREE COVID-19 & RPE Training

ARCA is pleased to announce a series of free training webinars in June. 

As well as ARCA’s popular RPE Daily Inspection and Care webinar, a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Procedure webinar is now available. 

These are to assist members by providing the latest information with regards to working safely during COVID-19. In addition, these free webinars are available to asbestos operative agency workers who are on the books of ARCA Labour Agency members, and also registered and active on the ARCA Asbestos Labour Feedback App (ALFA). 

Please note that each RPE Daily Inspection and Care webinar is specific to a particular model of full face RPE, with each webinar covering the inspection and care of the Sundstrom SR 100 half face mask.  Therefore, please attend the webinar which is appropriate to the RPE you use on a day to day basis.

Also please note:

  • This training can be delivered to any staff who are currently ‘furloughed’, as the Government have confirmed that ‘furloughed’ employees are permitted to undergo training without breaching the furlough rules.
  • All attendees will be sent an attendance certificate provided they return the course feedback form which will be available once the training course is complete.
  • Attendees will need access to a device capable of running the zoom app* and must also have an email address to which the invitation can be sent.  The attendee’s individual email address must be entered into the registration form when making the booking.

The programme of free webinars is as follows. 

To obtain further details and to book places for your staff please follow the appropriate link.

  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Procedures

    3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th & 12th June 2020, 10.00am (2 hours) book here

  • RPE Daily Inspection and Care – Sabre Phantom

    15th & 29th June 2020, 09.30am (1½  hours) book here

  • RPE Daily Inspection and Care – Phantom Vision

    15th & 29th June 2020, 12:00pm (1½  hours) book here 

  • RPE Daily Inspection and Care – Vision 2 and Gemini both with Proflow

    16th & 30th June 2020, 09.30am  (1½  hours) book here 

  • RPE Daily Inspection and Care – Shigematsu

    16th & 30th June 2020, 12.00pm (1½  hours) book here 


*A PC running Windows or MAC OS, an iPad or Android tablet, or an iPhone or Android phone are the most common devices used, although there are others which may be able to run the Zoom app. 

ARCA provides remote training during COVID-19 pandemic

During this challenging time ARCA has identified priority training to support members which are available via remote learning.

To ensure there is a skilled and competent workforce throughout the current pandemic, ARCA has made available the Operative Refresher and Supervisor Refresher, as well as the Licensed Contract Manager Update.

The full training programme is delivered, without the practical element, so fully in line with the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Also, to support members during this unprecedented time, the price for these remote courses has been reduced to £60 + VAT per person, and for non-members £90 + VAT per person.

Please note that a completed booking form will be required, and each candidate will require a unique email address and have access to a device capable to running the zoom app.

The next remote training sessions to be held are:

  • Operative Refresher on Wednesday 3rd June … details are available here
  • Supervisor Refresher on Thursday 4th June … details are available here 
  • Licensed Contract Manager Update on Friday 29th May and Friday 5th June … details are available here 

Further details on all remote training is available here