Monthly Archives: April 2016

Increase in candidates for asbestos surveying qualification – ATaC plan to deliver more courses

Already this year ATaC has seen an increase in candidates looking to the Association for the RSPH level 3 award in asbestos surveying qualification.

During the first quarter of the year ATaC delivered four courses and assessments, each over three days. Due to the increase in demand, ATaC has scheduled seven courses over the next four months, which are virtually fully booked already.

This RSPH asbestos surveying qualification, which was approved by the qualifications regulator Ofqual earlier this year, is designed to provide the theory and practical knowledge, and the skills, required for surveying buildings for asbestos. This qualification is also recognised by UKAS, the national accreditation body for organisations that provide asbestos inspection services, to ISO 17020 in accordance with RG 8 – Accreditation of Bodies Surveying for Asbestos in Premises.

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ARCA / ATaC News Issue 92 now available

The latest issue of the ARCA / ATaC News magazine is packed with information on the asbestos management industry, news on the Associations recent activities, RSPH asbestos qualifications gain regulatory approval and lots of member news.

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ATaC supports the Contamination Expo Series

ATaC, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association, is pleased to announce attendance at the Contamination Expo Series 2016 to be held on 12-13 October at ExCel London.

This year is the launch of the Contamination Expo Series held in association with the Environment Agency. The exhibition will bring together solutions to contamination across six sectors, including hazardous materials.

“Our presence at the first Contamination Expo offers us the opportunity to communicate how we and our members can support those who are responsible for managing the risks from asbestos in premises and the ground,” commented Stephen Platkiw, the Association’s Manager.

“ATaC provides the RSPH Ofqual qualifications for asbestos surveyors and analysts, as well as asbestos management for duty holders. It is crucial for duty holders, such as property owners and facility managers, to understand their legal duties and responsibilities for managing asbestos in buildings. This is for the health and safety of all workers and the general public.”

James Ashwood, of Contamination Expo Series, stated, “We are delighted to have the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association on board, as we will be able to work with them to communicate when to consulate a surveyor and how to safely manage the risk of asbestos in all buildings, whether that be a school, hospital or businesses premises, as well as in the land.”

Entrance to the exhibition will be free (tickets can be ordered online) and will feature; free to attend seminars, over 100 hours of accredited CPD, networking areas and the exhibition show floor will be filled with companies offering products, solutions and expertise in cleaning up or preventing contamination.