Next Monday, 22nd June, the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) will reopen its centres and resume practical asbestos training.
All ARCA training at its training centres will be delivered strictly in accordance with guidance on safe working during COVID-19, and this includes; reducing the number of candidates per course to ensure 2m social distancing can easily be achieved, in the training rooms desks are spaced out and candidates’ areas marked on the floor; for practical training individual areas have also been marked out, and there are hygiene stations.
“ARCA is open for training,” stated Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA.
“Both the training rooms and practical areas in Burton have been set up following COVID-19 guidance. Our centres at Rayleigh and Manchester are currently being set up in a similar way ready for our first scheduled courses on Monday 22nd June.”
“We have already scheduled a number of operative refresher courses, as well as courses for new operatives and supervisors, over the next few months. Also, as more of our members are getting back to work we are taking bookings for NVQs, either at an ARCA centre or on-site.”
Information on all practical training courses at ARCA centres and remote training courses is available here