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Candidates progress on RSPH Level 4 Qualification

Currently six candidates are undertaking the RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Asbestos Laboratory and Project Management qualification with ATaC.

This RSPH qualification is Ofqual regulated and accepted by UKAS as meeting ‘competent person status’ as defined in LAB 30. The qualification is made up of three parts – there are two units; ‘asbestos laboratory management’ and ‘project management for asbestos removal work’, which begin with an ATaC induction day and are assessed by assignments; and following successful completion of both units there is a final professional interview.

ATaC has one candidate who has completed both units and assignments, as well as a professional interview, so is awaiting final verification before being awarded a certificate. All other candidates are in the process of completing unit 1, ‘asbestos laboratory management’.

Information on this RSPH Level 4 qualification can be found here.

ARCA / ATaC Staff bring back the bike for Charity Week!

For the first Charity Week in 2016, ARCA / ATaC staff cycled the distance between its furthest training facilities, covering 480 miles from Glasgow to Rayleigh on an exercise bike in the office.

After a rest from the bike last year, the team decided it was about time to cycle back up that hill to Glasgow!

On Monday 10th September the team will start to make their way back to Glasgow and continue throughout the working week, completing before the end of the day on Friday 14th September (hopefully!).

It’s going to be a challenge … but the team are determined to reach Glasgow!

The ARCA / ATaC team would appreciate your support … donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18

ARCA / ATaC Staff complete Colour Obstacle Rush!

ARCA / ATaC staff completed the 5K Colour Obstacle Rush at Uttoxeter Race Course on Saturday, fundraising for Mesothelioma UK and the Wigan and Leigh Hospice as part of the ARCA Charity Week 2018.

After running, jogging and walking the 5K in the hot sun, the team reached the finish line covered in colour … yellow, pink, green, orange, blue… and having tackled space hoppers, climbing nets and foam as well as 17 other obstacles!

‘The Colour Obstacle Rush was great fun! We worked well as a team especially when taking on some of the trickier obstacles. We appreciate the support we have received so far, as all donations can make a difference to the people the charities support,’ commented Louisa Statham, Marketing Assistant at ARCA.

Donations can be made at the ARCA Just Giving Page www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18

ATaC News magazine Summer 2018 available online

This issue covers news from the asbestos management industry, qualification information for asbestos analysts and surveyors, as well as guidance articles.

Did you know that Contamination Expo will take place at the NEC in September … meet ARCA / ATaC on stand 5M90.

Read how ARCA / ATaC staff and members are planning to support this year’s Charity Week … Colour Obstacle Rush, fun runs and more.

Don’t miss reading the latest issue of ARCA / ATaC News, the journal for asbestos management professionals available online here.

ARCA / ATaC Staff take on Colour Obstacle Rush for Charity!

To support the ARCA Charity Week 2018, some of the staff are heading to Uttoxeter Race Course in Staffordshire on Saturday 14th July to take on the 5K Colour Obstacle Rush.

Over the course, the staff will be tackling 20 obstacles and will get doused in colour as they pass 8 colour stations whilst running … or walking the 5K course.

The team: Giulia, Isabelle, Louisa, Sarah B, Sarah H, Satish, Shaun and Steve are really looking forward to the day and are hoping to have fun while raising money for the ARCA charities.

All support would be welcome, as all donations can make a difference. Donations can be made at the ARCA / ATaC Just Giving Page, which can be found at www.justgiving.com/teams/ARCACharityWeek18