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Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors

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.

Following the approval of the industry standard for this apprenticeship, the Trailblazer Group is pleased to confirm that funding has been allocated.

Also an assessment plan has now been completed and submitted to the Department of Education (DfE) for approval.

For more information, please visit the ATaC Apprenticeship webpage.

Managing Asbestos seminar in Glasgow on 28th September

Learn about the latest legislation and how to manage asbestos safely.

ATaC, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association, will be holding ‘Know your Responsibilities for Managing Asbestos’ seminar on 28th September in Glasgow, at the IET Glasgow Teachers Building.

The half day seminar 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.

For more information, and to book a place, at just £35.00 plus vat, please visit ‘ATaC Seminars’.

ATaC speaking at Contamination Expo 2016

ATaC will discuss clients’ legal duties on managing the risks from asbestos

ATaC, a partner of the new Contamination Expo, will be supporting the event by exhibiting and discussing the regulations on managing the risks from asbestos, a Category 1 carcinogen.

At the seminar Stephen Platkiw, the ATaC Manager, will highlight the legal responsibilities of all duty holders. whether a property owner or manager; on managing the risks from asbestos in buildings.
The presentation will cover the duty holder’s legal duties as defined in Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and also the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Join ATaC in Theatre 12 on Wednesday 12th October at 13:15

Contamination Expo 2016 is being held on 12th and 13th October at ExCel, London. Don’t miss this event … pre-order your free entrance tickets at www.hazardousmaterialexpo.com

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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