ARCA Staff Complete Bike Challenge for Charity

Team covers 480 miles in 24 hours!

The team started their challenge on Monday, leaving Rayleigh at 9am, and after 24 hours on an exercise bike in the office, they reached Glasgow!

There were some difficultARCA Staff Bike Challenge - Completed- 13 Sept 2018 - 400kb and painful times but the team – Alannah, Coryn, Geoff, Giulia, Isabelle, James, Louisa, Mark, Sarah B, Sarah H, Satish, Shaun and Steve – were determined to make it to Glasgow!

Congratulations to all members of the team for their fantastic effort to raise funds for Mesothelioma UK, and the Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

You can still reward the team’s effort by donating at www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18

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 www.contaminationexpo.com

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 www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18

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 www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18

ARCA continues to support competency in the industry

Today ARCA provides the most comprehensive and quality assured routes to qualifications, and CSCS cards, for the licensed asbestos removal industry.

Over the last decade no organisation has invested as much resource as ARCA into developing quality qualifications and a choice of qualification routes for the licensed asbestos removal industry. Particularly over the last three years since the decision by the Construction Leadership Council, that qualifications leading to CSCS cards must be an NVQ, if an NVQ for that occupation exists.

“Working in this hazardous and therefore highly regulated industry, workers competency is crucial for their health and safety and that of others,” commented Steve Sadley Chief Executive of ARCA.

“ARCA has worked tirelessly to provide the industry with the most comprehensive range of qualifications, which are delivered by our in-house team of experienced and qualified assessors.”

The Association has worked with CITB and with its long-term partner the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) to develop a range of qualifications.

Asbestos Removal Operatives – ARCA offers the On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) route, via CITB and RSPH, and is the only provider offering the RSPH route for experienced operatives.

 Asbestos Removal Supervisors – ARCA approached the Sector Skills Council (SSC/CITB) with a view of creating a single NVQ for supervisors. Now the first Level 3 NVQ for supervisors is offered by RSPH and ARCA is the only provider of the assessments.

 Asbestos Removal Contract Managers – The RSPH Level 4 Certificate in asbestos Removal for Contract Managers is recognised for CSCS cards for managers. This qualification is provided by ARCA, who is also the only CSCS partner scheme offering the CSCS black managers card.

An article on the range of qualifications available from ARCA, and how quality is assured, is available to read here

On the ARCA website is detailed information on qualifications, as well as CSCS cards.