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 requirements needed for accreditation.
ATaC continues to offer CHAS (H&S) assessment alongside membership. To apply via ATaC, a member company will be required to complete and submit an application form to ATaC, and also upload all supporting documentation to the new CHAS / ATaC Portal. Following this, an ATaC assessor will be able to access and audit the documentation, prior to CHAS accreditation confirmation.
When applying for CHAS (H&S), organisations need to confirm total number of employees, as the cost of accreditation is banded. For example, companies with 16 – 30 employees (office and site staff) would pay £465 if applying directly to CHAS. However, ATaC members can obtain a 25% discount (available across all bandings) when applying via ATaC.
ATaC is pleased to announce that the delivery of RSPH qualifications at the Association’s centres will resume in July.
With the ease on some COVID-19 restrictions and members starting to get back to work, ATaC is planning to resume the delivery of qualifications for analysts and surveyors at the Association’s centres.
Also, the RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Management for Duty holders, will be made available as a remote course.
For the health of staff and candidates, all centre-based qualifications will be delivered following COVID-19 guidance, such as, reduced number of candidates per course, social distancing and hygiene practices.
The Association is pleased to announce a series of free training webinars in June.
As well as the popular RPE Daily Inspection and Care webinar, a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Procedure webinar is now available.
These are to assist members by providing the latest information with regards to working safely during COVID-19.
Please note, that each RPE Daily Inspection and Care webinar is specific to a particular model of full face RPE, with each webinar covering the inspection and care of the Sundstrom SR 100 half face mask. Therefore, please attend the webinar which is appropriate to the RPE you use on a day to day basis.
Also please note:
This training can be delivered to any staff who are currently ‘furloughed’, as the Government have confirmed that ‘furloughed’ employees are permitted to undergo training without breaching the furlough rules.
All attendees will be sent an attendance certificate provided they return the course feedback form which will be available once the training course is complete.
Attendees will need access to a device capable of running the zoom app* and must also have an email address to which the invitation can be sent. The attendee’s individual email address must be entered into the registration form when making the booking.
The programme of free webinars is as follows.
To obtain further details and to book places for your staff members please follow the appropriate link.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Procedures
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th & 12th June 2020, 10.00am (2 hours) Tramadol Ordering
RPE Daily Inspection and Care – Sabre Phantom
15th & 29th June 2020, 09.30am (1½ hours) Tramadol Online Reddit
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 last 15 years.
The ARCA quality management system (QMS) describes the approach, procedures and processes to be followed in order to demonstrate the Association’s ability to consistently provide quality membership, training and auditing services. Also, the standard includes assessing leadership; the organisation’s goals and how these will be achieved, as well as risk-based thinking.
“We are delighted to retain this standard again this year with flying colours,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.
“Having a quality management system and being audited every year to check conformity to the standard, highlights how the ARCA team continues to work hard in meeting our mission of delivering the best possible service and support to our members.”