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ATaC to hold ‘Know your Responsibilities for Managing Asbestos’ seminars

Learn about the latest legislation and how to manage asbestos safely

ATaC is pleased to announce that ‘Know your Responsibilities for Managing Asbestos’ seminars will be held in September and November.

These half day seminars will be held on 28th September in Glasgow and 23rd November in London, and are being supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The ATaC seminars will cover a number of subjects including the forthcoming analysts guide from the HSE, importance of asbestos exposure monitoring data, clients’ duties under the CDM 2015 regulations, and duty holders legal responsibilities of managing the risks from asbestos.

These seminars will be invaluable to all those with the duty to manage asbestos, including; property owners, facility and estate managers, construction managers, health and safety professionals, as well as asbestos analysts and removal contractors; in sectors such as; construction, housing, education, local authority, NHS, retail and manufacturing.

For more information, and to book a place at one of these half day seminars, at just £35.00 plus vat per delegate, please visit the ‘ATaC Seminars’

ARCA announces the Association’s first Charity Week

Over the last few years many ARCA and ATaC members have supported the Association’s charities raising thousands of pounds, mainly through social events. This year, for the first time, the Association is also holding a Charity Week in October, with all funds raised going to support two worthwhile causes.

• Mesothelioma UK – a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment. Also, through donations the charity plans to provide patients across the UK access to mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists.

• Indee Rose Trust – helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour, by providing support such as, bespoke treasure boxes full of treats and holiday accommodation for the children and their families.

“There are some fund raising events already planned as a few members have signed up to some tough challenges and we have social events happening in September and November,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA. “We hope members will support this initiative in some way, whether by running, climbing, playing football or baking cakes, to raise some funds and enjoy themselves too.”

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Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors in Development

Today employers are at the forefront of the development of apprenticeships, and the term Trailblazer Apprenticeship is used when a group of employers work together to design new apprenticeship standards for occupations within their sectors.

As a trade association ATaC is working as part of the Trailblazer Group to produce the first Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme for asbestos analysts and surveyors.

The Trailblazer Group is pleased to announce that the industry standard for this apprenticeship has now been approved by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

For more information, please visit the ATaC Apprenticeship webpage.

Latest ATaC News Magazine now available online

Issue 93 of the ARCA / ATaC News magazine is packed with information on the asbestos management industry, news on the Association’s recent activities and member news.

Did you know that the standard for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship for asbestos analysts and surveyors has received BIS approval, ATaC has launched a new website, and Contamination Expo is a new event at which ATaC will be exhibiting and speaking?

Don’t miss out … read the latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry

ATaC Launches New Website

ATaC is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website.

The site, designed with a clean fresh look, user friendly navigation and more content, is navigated via the following sections: About, Membership, Training, Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Support, Clients, Jobs, News & Events, and Contact.

The Training and Qualification pages have been designed to simplify the page format so making content easier to view and the locations/dates tables are dynamically updated so displaying the latest information.

To assist clients, whether they are property owners or managers, ATaC has created a Clients section. Here clients can find information on their legal responsibilities relating to asbestos management.
Specialist asbestos surveyors and analysts can be found via a Member search field on the home page and potential clients can also find an ATaC member via the contact section.

“With the new systems and additional content we believe this website delivers on our commitment to provide the best support to our members and their clients” stated Steve Platkiw, Manager of ATaC. “I’m sure the site’s importance to clients, as a source of asbestos management information and the route to finding specialists, will only increase.”