Asbestos Management – Communication between all parties
As a partner of the Contamination Expo Series, ATaC will be supporting the event by speaking on the safe management of asbestos.
The ATaC seminar is highly recommended for commercial property owners and facility managers, and asbestos analysts and removal contractors, as Stephen Platkiw will discuss their roles in an asbestos removal project, in relation to effective communications to ensure the legal responsibilities of all parties are met.
Join ATaC in Theatre 9 on Wednesday 27th September at 12:45 or Thursday 28th September at 14:15 in Theatre 13.
Contamination Expo Series is being held at ExCel London on 27th and 28th September – tickets are free by registering at www.hazardousmaterialexpo.com
Over the last few weeks a number of analysts have undertaken full decontamination while on the RSPH qualification with ATaC.
Two months ago, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) announced that they would deliver full decontamination on the RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures qualification. This was after the publication of the finding of the ‘Asbestos Analysts Inspection Programme 2014/15’ commissioned by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), which highlighted that some analysts’ decontamination procedures were poor.
“It was very encouraging to see how quickly ATaC supported the industry following the report findings,” stated Jonathan Francis, Managing Director of Riverside Environmental. “Through ATaC, analytical companies can now be confident that their staff receive thorough training on the decontamination procedures, using a live decontamination unit.”
ATaC offers the full range of RSPH asbestos qualifications, which are independently regulated by Ofqual. Full details are available online.
To support the ATaC and ARCA charities, most of the staff will be taking part in three different sport marathon challenges.
The challenge for the ARCA/ATaC team is to play a sport continuously throughout a working day. So, during the Charity Week the team aim to complete a table tennis marathon, a darts marathon and a bowling marathon,
These challenges may be more challenging for some, as there are a few team members who have never thrown a dart or held a table tennis bat!!
The teams’ efforts are to fundraise to support the charities – Mesothelioma UK, which is a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, and TheIndee Rose Trust, which helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour.