Monthly Archives: July 2016

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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Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors in Development

Today employers are at the forefront of the development of apprenticeships, and the term Trailblazer Apprenticeship is used when a group of employers work together to design new apprenticeship standards for occupations within their sectors.

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.

The Trailblazer Group is pleased to announce that the industry standard for this apprenticeship has now been approved by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

For more information, please visit the ATaC Apprenticeship webpage.

Latest ATaC News Magazine now available online

Issue 93 of the ARCA / ATaC News magazine is packed with information on the asbestos management industry, news on the Association’s recent activities and member news.

Did you know that the standard for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship for asbestos analysts and surveyors has received BIS approval, ATaC has launched a new website, and Contamination Expo is a new event at which ATaC will be exhibiting and speaking?

Don’t miss out … read the latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry