• Supporting employees during COVID 19
    by ARCA Blogger on March 31, 2020 at 8:31 am

    As more employees face the challenges of remote working during COVID 19, it is important to keep in touch with colleagues and support one another. Mates in Mind has produced a checklist for organisations and individuals, in order to help them protect their mental health and well-being. The checklists can be found here. The post Supporting employees during COVID 19 appeared first on ARCA.

  • Imminent changes to NNLW and ASB5 forms
    by ARCA Blogger on March 12, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    This week the ASB5 (Licensed Asbestos Notification) Form and the NNLW (Notifiable Non-Licensed Work) forms will be changed over to a new system.    The new forms will be very similar in appearance to the current forms, but HSE has made some improvements, particularly to the ASB5 form. The HSE hope that these changes will result The post Imminent changes to NNLW and ASB5 forms appeared first on ARCA.

  • ARCA publishes approved training providers for ALFA operatives
    by ARCA Blogger on March 10, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Currently ARCA is developing a performance rating app, ALFA (Asbestos Labour Feedback App) to allow ARCA members to rate short term asbestos removal operatives that they use. This rating information will be shared with other ARCA members via the app to reassure them of the competency and attitude of the operatives they plan to utilise.  The post ARCA publishes approved training providers for ALFA operatives appeared first on ARCA.

  • Where is asbestos?
    by ARCA Blogger on March 9, 2020 at 10:20 am

    To support plumbing and heating installers, ARCA discusses where asbestos can be found and the health risks of asbestos in the latest issue of the Plumbing, Heating and Air Movement News magazine. The full article can be found here.   The post Where is asbestos? appeared first on ARCA.

  • Association retains ISO9001:2015 with clean report
    by ARCA Blogger on March 5, 2020 at 9:18 am

    After gaining the latest ISO9001:2015 two years ago, the Association was audited in February and retained certification to this standard with no non-conformances or opportunities for improvement identified. Being an organisation delivering various services to members, the Association is proud to have been following the ISO9001 quality management system, and undertaking annual audits, for the The post Association retains ISO9001:2015 with clean report appeared first on ARCA.

  • Online CSCS Card Checker now available
    by ARCA Blogger on March 4, 2020 at 11:21 am

    CSCS smartcards can now be validated online by using the new Online Card Checker, ‘Go Smart’, so providing proof that the card is genuine. This Online Card Checker allows individuals to validate both physical and virtual CSCS smartcards, including ARCA ARMI Skills Cards, securely online. This tool validates the cardholder’s identity and ensures they have The post Online CSCS Card Checker now available appeared first on ARCA.

  • ARCA issues 2,500th CSCS Card
    by ARCA Blogger on March 3, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Today the Association issued the 2,500th CSCS card under the ARMI Skills Card Scheme. The Association receives CSCS card applications for both physical and virtual smartcards, on a daily basis and continues to process the applications in just four working days. Full information and application forms for temporary and skilled worker cards, for asbestos removal The post ARCA issues 2,500th CSCS Card appeared first on ARCA.

  • Don’t miss your 2020 E-Newsletters…
    by ARCA Blogger on February 25, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Keep up to date with news through our Member E-Newsletter. Every month receive association news, industry updates, guidance and events via email. Don’t miss out on receiving this valuable communication tool… look out for our E-Newsletters. If you do not currently receive an E-Newsletter but would like to, please contact us via info@arca.org.uk The post Don’t miss your 2020 E-Newsletters… appeared first on ARCA.

  • Changes to Licensed Contract Manager Update Course
    by ARCA Blogger on February 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

    From today, candidates on the ARCA Licensed Contract Manager Update training course will be required to complete a test paper at the end of the day. This test paper has been designed to confirm a candidate’s core knowledge and understanding of asbestos removal practices and procedures, legislation and guidance. Further information and upcoming dates for The post Changes to Licensed Contract Manager Update Course appeared first on ARCA.

  • Don’t miss Training Certificate expiries
    by ARCA Blogger on February 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

    To support member’s operatives, supervisors and contract managers, ARCA provides a training certificate reminder service. Members’ training contacts will receive information of up and coming certificate expiries for staff, together with scheduled training courses at all ARCA centres. All ARCA training courses and qualifications are available here or call us on 01283 505777. The post Don’t miss Training Certificate expiries appeared first on ARCA.