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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.

ATaC now issuing Asbestos Analyst and Surveyor CSCS Cards  

Physical and Virtual Smartcards now available through the Association

ATaC is pleased to announce that asbestos analysts and surveyors can now obtain both temporary red cards and Academically Qualified Person (AQP) white cards from the Association, as it is operating the ARMI Skills Card Scheme under licence from CSCS.

ATaC is now accepting applications, from employers and individual asbestos analysts/surveyors, for temporary (red) cards and 5-year AQP white cards. To apply for an ATaC ARMI Skills Card applicants will need to prove they have the qualifications required for that particular card.

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) set the specification for industry card schemes carrying the CSCS logo, under which the ARMI Skills Card Scheme was approved as a nationally recognised scheme, enabling the use of the CSCS logo. Following this the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) and Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) successfully completed an audit, confirming compliance with the CLC requirements.

“I’m pleased to say that from today, ATaC is able to issue CSCS cards to support our members gain access to many construction and demolition sites,” stated Stephen Platkiw, ATaC Manager.

“As well as physical smartcards, virtual smartcards can also be issued to applicants, at no additional cost, which will enable the cardholder to store their card on an app on their smartphone or tablet.”

To read more on the ATaC ARMI Skills Card Scheme and to download a relevant application form please visit the Asbestos Analyst Card or Asbestos Surveyor Card webpage or call 01283 505778

RSPH Asbestos Analyst Qualification available in Burton

ATaC will be delivering the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures on the 11th September, at its facility in Burton.

During the four days, candidates will undertake full decontamination. This qualification is included in ATaC’s exclusive offer, “3 qualifications for the price of 2,” full details can be found here.

To book your place, call ATaC on 01283 505777.

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