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Saturday Training

ARCA has made available asbestos removal operative and supervisor refresher training courses on selected Saturdays throughout 2019, at both ARCA’s Burton and Rayleigh training centres.

Members can also block book these courses for their teams if required, and training credits can be used against any Saturday course.

“As Members requested Saturday training, we reviewed our calendars and commitments, and I’m now pleased to be able to offer this service to our members,” stated Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA. “Already some members are interested in block booking Saturday courses for their teams.”

Over the next three months the following Saturday dates are: 16 February, 16 March and 27 April at the Burton training centre, and 2 February, 2 March and 6 April at the Rayleigh training centre.

All Saturday training dates are now available on the operative and supervisor refresher training courses webpages.

If interested in block booking a Saturday training course for a team of candidates please contact us on 01283 505777.

ARCA Members raise funds to support Mesothelioma UK

Last year ARCA staff and members raised £10,000 for Mesothelioma UK by taking part in various activities and events.

The Association supports Mesothelioma UK to help and support people diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Still over 2,700 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the UK; nurse specialists, centres of excellence, research, information and support for health care professionals, patients and families is vital.

“I’m delighted to be able to present the charity with a donation of £10,000,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA. “Again this year, it was great to see the Association staff and members support Mesothelioma UK, especially during the Charity Week in September where they undertook bike challenges, muddy fun runs and lots of baking.”

Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK, Head of Services, commented, “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in activities, we are extremely grateful for all our fundraisers support. These donations will help Mesothelioma UK to continue to fund the vital work we do and in particular Mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists at NHS hospitals across the UK.”

ARCA delivers bespoke asbestos training course

ARCA recently delivered a bespoke training course for site management staff at MIC Group, after they recognised that it would be beneficial to gain further knowledge on personal air monitoring and air management within an asbestos removal enclosure.

Following the initial enquiry, ARCA delivered the training course within three weeks. The course content included; the legal requirement and purpose of personal air monitoring, relationship with analyst (ref Nov 2018 PoW guidance from HSE) and recording/collating data. Air management was covered in the practical training area, using a pre-built enclosure and NPU, so elements such as, air flow and movement, and flap deflection were easily demonstrated.

“The course content proposed by ARCA was just what we needed,” commented Dean Hickin, Director of MIC Group. “After my phone call to ARCA we were soon in the classroom, and having practical demonstration at their training facility was a definite benefit. A well delivered course.”

“I’ve now booked ARCA to run this course for all our site management staff.”

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Training Certificate Expiry Service

To support members the training team have been sending letters monthly to remind members of up and coming training certificate expiries for their staff (operatives, supervisors, contract managers).

The training team has developed a new system whereby emails will be automatically generated and sent to the members’ training contact with a report attached.

The report will include the names of the staff and when their training certificate expires, along with information on scheduled training courses at all ARCA centres over the next two months. This updated communication service began this month.

The ARCA team are here to support you so, call us on 01283 505777 or click here to book on a training course.

 

ARCA News Magazine Winter 2018 available online

This latest issue of the ARCA News magazine is now available to read online. Association and industry news, as well as articles on guidance and the management of asbestos soils are included in this Winter 2018 issue.

There is also an article on end-client’s responsibilities in appointing a contractor, and planning/removal asbestos containing materials. The Winners of the ARCA Gold Site Audit and Gold Training Awards are also mentioned.

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