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Councils pay out £10m for school asbestos claims

BBC Article

Councils in England have paid out at least £10m in compensation to people who developed illnesses because of asbestos in school buildings.

Figures obtained by BBC News show that in the past decade 32 councils have settled claims from former teachers, school staff or pupils.

The National Union of Teachers says up to 300 adults die each year because of exposure to asbestos while at school.

The full article is on the BBC website

ARCA Staff two days into Bike Challenge!

To support the ARCA Charity Week some of the staff at Burton aim to cover the 480 miles, the distance between its furthest training facilities in Glasgow and Rayleigh, on an exercise bike in the office.

After a day of cycling on Monday the team began again at 9am yesterday!

At the end of the first day the team had covered over 155 miles. This excellent start found the team over the Scottish border and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

After putting in another good day, covering over 160 miles, they are near Lincoln.

The challenge continues as there is still a way to go!

You can follow the team’s progress at www.twitter.com/arca_org_uk

All donations to support the team’s efforts are much appreciated
www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek

Managing Asbestos seminar in London on 23rd November

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 23rd November in London, at The Grange Wellington Hotel.

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.

This seminar 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.

Registration will be at 9:00 for a 9:30 start and the seminar will wrap up around 12:30.

For more information, and to book a place, at just £35.00 plus vat, please visit ‘ATaC Seminars’ or call ATaC on 01283 566467.

Own an original ‘Portrait of your Pet’ and support ARCA Charity Week

If you or a member of your family has a much loved pet, whether it’s a dog, cat or rabbit, you could commission an original portrait.

All you have to do is place a bid!

It’s easy, just email info@arca.org.uk or call 01283 566467 to pledge an amount before 5pm on Friday 28th October.

The winner, that is the highest bidder, will be contacted on Monday 31st October. Then the artist, Stephen Platkiw, will need a couple of photos of the winner’s pet, from which he will produce a portrait in pastels.

The finished A4 portrait will be supplied framed and in time for Christmas.

The Charity Week is to support two worthwhile causes – Mesothelioma UK, which is a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, and the Indee Rose Trust, which helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour.

Staff support Association’s Charity Week with Bike Challenge

To support the ARCA and ATaC charities, some of the staff at the head office in Burton upon Trent, will be biking 480 miles.

The team aim to cover the 480 miles, the distance between its furthest training facilities in Glasgow and Rayleigh, on an exercise bike in the office. At 9am on Monday 24th October the team will begin and continue throughout the working days, completing before the end of business on Friday 28th October.

It’s a challenge but the team, some not as fit as others, are determined to cover the mileage in the time!

Follow the team’s progress at www.twitter.com/arca_org_uk and see some live coverage at www.facebook.com/arca.org.uk

The Charity Week is to support two worthwhile causes – Mesothelioma UK, which is a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, and the Indee Rose Trust, which helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour.

You can sponsor the team by donating at www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek