• Plan NVQs now before CSCS Cards expire
    by ARCA Blogger on April 17, 2019 at 8:42 am

    If you have Operatives and/or Supervisors with an experienced worker CSCS card, they only have 1 year to gain an NVQ. This may sound like a long time but it isn’t! You really should be planning now and booking them on the relevant NVQ assessment process. Especially as you need to plan appropriate sites and […] The post Plan NVQs now before CSCS Cards expire appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • ARCA News Magazine Spring 2019 available online
    by ARCA Blogger on April 4, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Issue 104 of the ARCA News magazine includes Association and industry news, as well as guidance on RPE and an article on ‘what needs to happen after asbestos removal’. Also, articles cover ‘what members agree to’, and what ARCA has seen two years after introducing unannounced site audits to the industry. Don’t miss reading the […] The post ARCA News Magazine Spring 2019 available online appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • First Supervisor to gain Level 3 NVQ through ARCA
    by ARCA Blogger on March 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Asbestos Removal Supervisor gains NVQ Diploma and Gold CSCS card ARCA announces the first asbestos removal supervisor to gain the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supervising Licensed Asbestos Removal (Construction). Gavin Widdows, supervisor at Maylarch Environmental Limited, completed his assessment over three allocated days at three different refurbishment/demolition sites. The ARCA assessor witnessed Gavin running […] The post First Supervisor to gain Level 3 NVQ through ARCA appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • Association retains ISO9001:2015
    by ARCA Blogger on March 12, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Following gaining the new ISO9001:2015 last year, the Association was audited last month and retained certification to this standard with no non-conformances identified. The Association has followed and been annually audited under the ISO9001 quality management system for the last 14 years. The ARCA quality management system (QMS) describes the approach, procedures and processes to […] The post Association retains ISO9001:2015 appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • ARCA introduced unannounced audits to the industry – Two years on
    by ARCA Blogger on March 5, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Supporting high standards and good practice across membership ARCA’s commitment to maintaining standards can be seen over the years, especially through the development of the Association’s site audit accreditation scheme. Two years ago ARCA enhanced the scheme by becoming the only organisation to introduce unannounced audits as standard in the industry. Thereby taking a further […] The post ARCA introduced unannounced audits to the industry – Two years on appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • Beacon introduce latest product to ARCA
    by ARCA Blogger on February 21, 2019 at 11:02 am

    In January Beacon International took the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate their latest product development at the ARCA standardisation meeting. The new recirculation air management system was set up using an asbestos removal enclosure at ARCA’s Burton training centre. The demonstration showed how the system utilises a combination of natural and recycled airflow streams to […] The post Beacon introduce latest product to ARCA appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • Administrators Training Course – More dates added!
    by ARCA Blogger on February 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Due to requests from members more dates are now available for administrators to undertake an asbestos removal training course. ARCA delivers a one-day training course so that administrators can experience what working on an asbestos removal site is really like, yet in a safe and controlled environment. The course includes some practical hands on tasks […] The post Administrators Training Course – More dates added! appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • ARCA Plan Standardisation Meetings for Another Year
    by ARCA Blogger on February 5, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Again, this year ARCA will be holding monthly standardisation meetings, for managers, trainers, assessors and auditors, to discuss their findings and provide feedback. These discussions support the role of the teams and support standardisation across the organisation, increasing efficiencies and the knowledge of the team, as well as supporting consistency and facilitating updates/improvements in refresher […] The post ARCA Plan Standardisation Meetings for Another Year appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • Saturday Training
    by ARCA Blogger on January 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    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 […] The post Saturday Training appeared first on ARCA. Read more →

  • ARCA Members raise funds to support Mesothelioma UK
    by ARCA Blogger on January 24, 2019 at 9:24 am

    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, […] The post ARCA Members raise funds to support Mesothelioma UK appeared first on ARCA. Read more →