• Working safely on site during COVID-19
    by ARCA Blogger on July 16, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    The latest Government guidance for workers on outdoor sites and how to support the NHS Test and Trace service is available. To support workers’ and site visitors’ health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance includes topics such as; social distancing, PPE, managing the workforce (e.g. shift patterns and creating distinct groups to reduce the number The post Working safely on site during COVID-19 appeared first on ARCA.

  • Contract managers can now convert L4 Certificate to Diploma
    by ARCA Blogger on July 14, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Licensed asbestos removal contract managers, who achieved an RSPH Level 4 Certificate within the last five years, can now convert this to the RSPH Level 4 Diploma. To successfully complete the conversion contract managers need to pass two written examinations to verify their knowledge and understanding of Units 3471 and 3472. That is the principles The post Contract managers can now convert L4 Certificate to Diploma appeared first on ARCA.

  • Revised asbestos licence application form
    by ARCA Blogger on July 8, 2020 at 8:58 am

    The HSE has made some small changes to the asbestos licence application form following discussion with the ALC Licensing Sub-Group. These revised documents will be used for licences that expire from November 2020 onwards. Asbestos Licence Application Form V7.2 The evidence document/information required is now listed in the pre-populated evidence table, and if an applicant The post Revised asbestos licence application form appeared first on ARCA.

  • New ARCA training venue in Leeds
    by ARCA Blogger on July 7, 2020 at 8:41 am

    ARCA is pleased to announce a new training venue in Leeds, following a partnership with Rhodar Ltd (a member of the Association), to support members in the North with practical refresher training for asbestos removal operatives and supervisors. “With the addition of this venue we now offer practical asbestos training at seven venues, so supporting The post New ARCA training venue in Leeds appeared first on ARCA.

  • New application process for CHAS via ARCA
    by ARCA Blogger on June 29, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Reduced rates for ARCA asbestos removal members There is a new application and assessment process when applying for or renewing CHAS (H&S) accreditation from 1st July 2020. The CHAS assessment process was changed to be in line with the SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) requirement for all schemes to see greater evidence of all the The post New application process for CHAS via ARCA appeared first on ARCA.

  • New developments and pricing for Member Internal Audit App
    by ARCA Blogger on June 25, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The Association’s Internal Audit App, for Asbestos Removal Members, has been enhanced and a ‘site observation’ audit for contract managers is now available within the App. The App has recently been updated in line with the latest ARCA Site Audit Accreditation Scheme audit form, which includes the provision to include additional comments for each audit The post New developments and pricing for Member Internal Audit App appeared first on ARCA.

  • ARCA reinstates additional audits for members
    by ARCA Blogger on June 24, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Following ARCA resuming the membership site audit scheme at the beginning of June, the Association is now accepting requests from members for additional site audits to be undertaken from 1st July 2020.  This is another step ARCA is taking to support members as asbestos removal contractors get back to work following the ease of COVID-19 The post ARCA reinstates additional audits for members appeared first on ARCA.

  • New ARCA training venue in Southampton
    by ARCA Blogger on June 22, 2020 at 9:18 am

    ARCA is pleased to announce a new training venue in Southampton, following a partnership with ABP Associates Ltd (a member of ATaC). To support members in the South West a practical training programme for asbestos removal operatives and supervisors will commence on 1st July 2020. “This new training venue is a great way to support The post New ARCA training venue in Southampton appeared first on ARCA.

  • ARCA centres reopen for training
    by ARCA Blogger on June 15, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Next Monday, 22nd June, the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) will reopen its centres and resume practical asbestos training. All ARCA training at its training centres will be delivered strictly in accordance with guidance on safe working during COVID-19, and this includes; reducing the number of candidates per course to ensure 2m social distancing can The post ARCA centres reopen for training appeared first on ARCA.

  • ARCA resumes practical asbestos training at centres
    by ARCA Blogger on June 11, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    ARCA is pleased to announce that the delivery of practical asbestos removal training courses at the Association’s centres will resume later this month. Within just a short period after COVID-19 lockdown, ARCA was delivering remote training, for those still working and those furloughed. The range of remote training has continued to be extended and now The post ARCA resumes practical asbestos training at centres appeared first on ARCA.