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ARCA Speaking at Contamination Expo Series 2018

Asbestos Removal – What reassurance for clients of competency

As the UK’s leading association representing asbestos removal contractors, ARCA will present on how clients can support safe and effective removal of asbestos, at this years’ Contamination Expo.

Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA, will present in seminar theatre 20 on Thursday 13th September. He will highlight client’s legal duty to appoint a competent asbestos removal contractor, and discuss how they achieve this and why clients see trade association membership as a safeguard.

If you own a building or are responsible for managing a facility don’t miss this informative seminar.

Join ARCA in theatre 20 on Thursday 13th September at 11.45.

Entrance is free to Contamination Expo at the NEC Birmingham on 12th and 13th September. Register online at

ARCA Staff bring back the bike for Charity Week!

For the first Charity Week in 2016, ARCA staff cycled the distance between its furthest training facilities, covering 480 miles from Glasgow to Rayleigh on an exercise bike in the office.

After a rest from the bike last year, the team decided it was about time to cycle back up that hill to Glasgow!

On Monday 10th September the team will start to make their way back to Glasgow and continue throughout the working week, completing before the end of the day on Friday 14th September (hopefully!).

It’s going to be a challenge … but the team are determined to reach Glasgow!

The ARCA team would appreciate your support … donations can be made at

ARCA Staff complete Colour Obstacle Rush!

ARCA staff completed the 5K Colour Obstacle Rush at Uttoxeter Race Course on Saturday, fundraising for Mesothelioma UK and the Wigan and Leigh Hospice as part of the ARCA Charity Week 2018.

After running, jogging and walking the 5K in the hot sun, the team reached the finish line covered in colour … yellow, pink, green, orange, blue… and having tackled space hoppers, climbing nets and foam as well as 17 other obstacles!

‘The Colour Obstacle Rush was great fun! We worked well as a team especially when taking on some of the trickier obstacles. We appreciate the support we have received so far, as all donations can make a difference to the people the charities support,’ commented Louisa Statham, Marketing Assistant at ARCA.

Donations can be made at the ARCA Just Giving Page

ARCA News magazine Summer 2018 available online

In this issue read about the first NVQ for asbestos removal supervisors, CSCS cards and guidance for those working on asbestos removal sites.

Learn how ARCA continues to support competency in the industry and gain an insight into the ARCA Site Audit Assessment process.

Also, read how ARCA staff and members are planning to support this year’s Charity Week.

Don’t miss reading the latest issue of ARCA News, the journal for asbestos management professionals available online here.

All Asbestos Removal CSCS Cards available from ARCA

The full range of CSCS cards required by asbestos removal staff to gain access to construction sites is available from ARCA.

Asbestos removal operatives, supervisors and managers can gain temporary red cards (trained or experienced worker) and skilled worker cards (blue, gold, black).

Applications can be made by employers or individuals, with proof of the required training and/or qualification(s) for that particular card being submitted with the application form. Cards are supplied as physical smartcards, and there is also the option of a virtual smartcard, at no additional cost.

Information on all cards, together with application forms, is available here.