Monthly Archives: July 2017

Analysts go through Full Decontamination with ATaC

Over the last few weeks a number of analysts have undertaken full decontamination while on the RSPH qualification with ATaC.

Two months ago, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) announced that they would deliver full decontamination on the RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures qualification. This was after the publication of the finding of the ‘Asbestos Analysts Inspection Programme 2014/15’ commissioned by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), which highlighted that some analysts’ decontamination procedures were poor.

“It was very encouraging to see how quickly ATaC supported the industry following the report findings,” stated Jonathan Francis, Managing Director of Riverside Environmental. “Through ATaC, analytical companies can now be confident that their staff receive thorough training on the decontamination procedures, using a live decontamination unit.”

ATaC offers the full range of RSPH asbestos qualifications, which are independently regulated by Ofqual. Full details are available online.

Staff support Charity Week with three challenges

To support the ATaC and ARCA charities, most of the staff will be taking part in three different sport marathon challenges.

The challenge for the ARCA/ATaC team is to play a sport continuously throughout a working day. So, during the Charity Week the team aim to complete a table tennis marathon, a darts marathon and a bowling marathon,

These challenges may be more challenging for some, as there are a few team members who have never thrown a dart or held a table tennis bat!!

The team’s progress can be followed throughout the week at www.twitter.com/ATaC_Asbestos

The teams’ efforts are to fundraise to support the charities – 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 support the team by donating at www.justgiving.com/teams/arcacharityweek2017

RSPH Asbestos Analyst Qualification available in July

ATaC, will be delivering the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures at its facility in Rayleigh, on 24th July.

This qualification, which is held over four days, now includes full decontamination. This means that candidates, as well as being taught when to use a DCU and the decontamination procedure, will now physically go through the full decontamination process, including showering.

Full details of this Ofqual regulated qualification can be found here.

To book your place call ATaC on 01283 505777.

ATaC News Magazine Summer 2017 available online

This Summer issue includes news on the Trailblazer Apprenticeship, ARCA audit team, ATaC seminar at Contamination Expo Series and the asbestos analyst qualification.

Also, read about the full range of RSPH qualifications ATaC offers and what ‘independently regulated by Ofqual’ means.

The latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry is available online.