ATaC joins the Contamination Expo Series 2017

Association supports safe asbestos management

ATaC, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association, is pleased to announce attendance at the Contamination Expo Series 2017 to be held at ExCel London.

The Contamination Expo Series was launched last year to tackle solutions to contamination across six sectors, including hazardous waste.

“The Contamination Expo last year was a successful event for ATaC,” commented Stephen Platkiw, the ATaC Manager. “I was delighted to see so many event visitors attend our seminar, as it is so important that our message of how to manage asbestos safely reaches as many people as possible who are responsible for managing the risks from asbestos.”

“We will be attending the event again this year to continue communicating how crucial it is for duty holders, such as property owners and facility managers, to understand their legal duties and responsibilities for managing asbestos in buildings. It is for the health and safety of all workers and the general public.”

“We are delighted that ATaC is joining Contamination Expo Series again this year,” stated Daniel Rogers, Event Director of the Contamination Expo Series. “The event attracts visitors from a number of different sectors. As asbestos, can be found in many buildings [whether schools, hospitals, shops or business premises] and in the ground, it could affect all of these sectors, so they need to understand how to safely manage the risk of asbestos.”

This year, due to the expansion of the event, it is to take place on the earlier dates of 27th and 28th September 2017. Entrance to the exhibition will be free (tickets can be ordered on the event’s website) and will feature free to attend seminars.

RSPH Courses at ATaC Training Centre in Rayleigh

ATaC is running the RSPH asbestos surveying, and RSPH asbestos air monitoring and clearance procedures qualifications, in April at its facility in Rayleigh.

The RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying, which is over three days, starts on 5th April. Full details on this qualification and fees can be found online.

The RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures, which is over four days, starts on 10th April. Details on this qualification, including content and format, can be found online.

To book your place call ATaC on 01283 505777

Latest ATaC News Magazine available online

Don’t miss reading the latest issue of the ARCA / ATaC News magazine.

This 60 page issue covers news from the asbestos management industry, ARCA and ATaC award winners, and a new member benefit.

Do you know how some of ATaC and ARCA members and staff supported the Charity Week in October?

Read the latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry online

Councils pay out £10m for school asbestos claims

BBC Article

Councils in England have paid out at least £10m in compensation to people who developed illnesses because of asbestos in school buildings.

Figures obtained by BBC News show that in the past decade 32 councils have settled claims from former teachers, school staff or pupils.

The National Union of Teachers says up to 300 adults die each year because of exposure to asbestos while at school.

The full article is on the BBC website

ARCA Staff two days into Bike Challenge!

To support the ARCA Charity Week some of the staff at Burton aim to cover the 480 miles, the distance between its furthest training facilities in Glasgow and Rayleigh, on an exercise bike in the office.

After a day of cycling on Monday the team began again at 9am yesterday!

At the end of the first day the team had covered over 155 miles. This excellent start found the team over the Scottish border and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

After putting in another good day, covering over 160 miles, they are near Lincoln.

The challenge continues as there is still a way to go!

You can follow the team’s progress at

All donations to support the team’s efforts are much appreciated