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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

ATaC joins the Contamination Expo Series 2018

New date and venue for Expo

ATaC, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association, is pleased to announce attendance at the Contamination Expo Series 2018 to be held at the NEC Birmingham.

This is the third year the Contamination Expo Series has been held, however it is the first year the Expo will be at the NEC. The event will be made up of seven sectors, including hazardous waste and land remediation, all focussed on providing information on, and solutions for, contamination issues.

“Exhibiting at the Contamination Expo will help us to continue communicating how crucial it is for duty holders, such as property owners and managers, to understand how to manage asbestos safely,” commented Stephen Platkiw, the ATaC Manager.

“We are delighted that ATaC is joining Contamination Expo Series again this year,” stated Daniel Rogers, Events Director of the Contamination Expo Series. “The event attracts visitors from a number of different sectors, many of which the risks from asbestos could affect, whether in buildings or in the ground.”

Contamination Expo will be held on 12-13 September and entrance to the exhibition and seminars is free – tickets can be ordered at www.contaminationexpo.com

ATaC Announces Charity Week 2018

Last year, the Association held their second Charity Week. A huge thank you to all of the ARCA / ATaC members and their staff for supporting the Charity Week by donating, biking, skydiving, baking (and eating), the total funds raised were fantastic.

This year, you can get involved during the 10th – 14th September, whether you run, walk, cycle, bake or hold a raffle, all donations can make a difference.

ARCA / ATaC Charity Week 2018 will support two charities; Mesothelioma UK and Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

“We are hoping that even more of our members and their staff get involved with the Charity Week this year to help support our charities”, commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.

The funds you raise can make a difference to those suffering with an asbestos related cancer and to people with a life-limiting illness.

Get Involved

Mesothelioma UK – a national resource dedicated to supporting people with this asbestos cancer, providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment. This is achieved through a growing network of specialist Mesothelioma nurses (now 18 posted at NHS hospitals throughout the UK).

Wigan and Leigh Hospice – has been providing palliative care for adult patients across Wigan Borough for more than 30 years and provide skilled care, help and support for over 1,000 people with a life-limiting illness every year.

Contractors Handover Form for Analyst

As from 15 February 2018 licensed asbestos removal contractors should complete a ‘Handover Form’ which should be given to the Analyst before the 4-stage clearance starts.

At the February 2018 ALG Meeting it was discussed that the licensed asbestos removal contractors should ensure that the asbestos enclosure or work area has been thoroughly cleaned by the contractor and that a thorough visual inspection has been completed by the contractor.

Following this the contractor should complete a ‘Handover Form’ which should be given to the Analyst before the 4-stage clearance starts. The Analyst should not start the clearance until the Handover Form has been received and is satisfactory, at which time the Analyst should sign and date the form.

In summary, the contractor should not arrange for the 4-stage clearance procedure to start until satisfied that:

• All the asbestos has been removed as detailed in the POW;
• The area inside the enclosure and airlocks is both clean and dry and has already passed their own thorough visual inspection;
• A Handover Form has been prepared for the Analyst;
• Sealant has not been applied.

ATaC Members can find a copy of this ‘Handover Form’ in the Member Portal within the Resources section.