Category Archives: ARCA Events

Next ARCA Regional Meetings

The next series of ARCA regional meetings are detailed below.  I look forward to seeing you all at the meetings.

Steve Sadley

Chief Executive

Meeting Date Venue Time
South West & Wales Regional Meeting 1st Nov 2016 Almondsbury Interchange Hotel, Almondsbury, Bristol Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
Midlands Regional Meeting 2nd Nov 2016 ARCA Offices Burton upon Trent Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
North West Regional Meeting 3rd Nov 2016 Pennine Manor Hotel, Huddersfield Meeting starts at 1.30pm, buffet lunch and tea & coffee available from 1.00pm
North East Regional Meeting 8th Nov 2016 Holiday Inn, Washington Meeting starts at 9.30 am tea & coffee available from 9.00am
Scottish Regional Meeting 9th Nov 2016 Motherwell Football Club Meeting starts at 9.30 am tea & coffee available from 9.00am
South East Regional Meeting 15th Nov 2016 Thurrock Hotel, Aveley, Essex Meeting starts at 9.00 am tea & coffee available from 8.30am


ARCA speaking at Contamination Expo 2016

ARCA will discuss clients’ legal responsibilities when appointing asbestos removal contractors

TWTR_speaker-banners-stephen-sadleyAs a partner of the new Contamination Expo, ARCA will be supporting the event by exhibiting and speaking to highlight the safe removal of asbestos, a Category 1 carcinogen.

The seminar is for all commercial property owners, facility managers, construction managers and health & safety managers, as Steve Sadley, CEO of ARCA, will discuss their legal responsibilities to appoint buy soma online competent contractors when managing an asbestos removal project. The presentation will include their duties as outlined in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Join ARCA in Theatre 12 on Wednesday 12th October at 15.30.

 Contamination Expo 2016 is being held on 12th and 13th October at ExCel, London. Don’t miss this event … pre-order your free entrance tickets at





ATaC to hold ‘Know your Responsibilities for Managing Asbestos’ seminars

Learn about the latest legislation and how to manage asbestos safely

ATaC is pleased to announce that ‘Know your Responsibilities for Managing Asbestos’ seminars will be held in September and November.

These half day seminars will be held on 28th September in Glasgow and 23rd November in London, and are being supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The ATaC seminars will cover a number of subjects including the forthcoming analysts guide from the HSE, importance of asbestos exposure monitoring data, clients’ duties under the CDM 2015 regulations, and duty holders legal responsibilities of managing the risks from asbestos.

These seminars will be invaluable to all those with the duty to manage asbestos, including; property owners, facility and estate managers, construction managers, health and safety professionals, as well as asbestos analysts and removal contractors; in sectors such as; construction, housing, education, local authority, NHS, retail and manufacturing.

For more information, and to book a place at one of these half day seminars, at just £35.00 plus vat per delegate, please visit the ATaC website.


ARCA announces the Association’s first Charity Week

Over the last few years many ARCA members have supported the Association’s charities raising thousands of pounds, mainly through social events. This year, for the first time, the Association is also holding a Charity Week, 24th – 28th October 2016, with all funds raised going to support two worthwhile causes.ARCA Charity Week LOGO - colour - 145kb

  • Mesothelioma UK – a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment. Also, through donations the charity plans to provide patients across the UK access to mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists.
  • Indee Rose Trust – helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour, by providing support such as, bespoke treasure boxes full of treats and holiday accommodation for the children and their families.

“There are some fund raising events already planned as a few members have signed up to some tough challenges and we have social events happening in September and November,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.  “We hope members will support this initiative in some way, whether by running, climbing, playing football or baking cakes, to raise some funds and enjoy themselves too.”

ARCA joins the Contamination Expo Series

ARCA, the UK’s leading association representing asbestos removal contractors, has signed up to the Contamination Expo Series 2016 to be held on 12-13 October at ExCel London.

The Contamination Expo Series launches this year to tackle solutions to contamination across six sectors, including hazardous waste. Held in association with the Environment Agency, the exhibition will co-locate with the successful Flood Expo.

Sarah Haslam, of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) comments “We are delighted to support the first Contamination Expo which offers us the opportunity to showcase our members’ services. Our presence will enable us to communicate, the hazards of and how to manage asbestos containing materials, to commercial property owners and managers, and highlight their legal responsibilities.”

James Ashwood, of the Contamination Expo Series adds “Having ARCA on board means we can work closely with this leading trade association to help drive the messages about asbestos. Having asbestos experts at the event will support a key visitor sector for us, that is the professionals involved in managing asbestos in commercial buildings, whether that be construction companies or owners and managers of properties, such as schools, council offices, shops and hospitals.”

Entrance to the exhibition will be free (order tickets online at and will feature free to attend seminars, over 100 hours of CPD accredited, networking areas and the exhibition show floor will be filled with companies offering products, solutions and expertise in cleaning up or preventing contamination.