ARCA offers a wide range of training courses to suit asbestos removal businesses and the individual worker needs, setting the benchmark for performance.
In partnership with ATaC, the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Division, we are the UK's leading provider of asbestos related training courses and qualifications – with over 24 different courses and qualifications available at our regional centres.
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association provides a wide range of specialist asbestos training courses for asbestos removal operatives, asbestos supervisors, and asbestos contract managers, and health and safety management training for senior managers and directors.
We can also arrange bespoke asbestos training courses at one of our centres or at your premises (if suitable), so please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
All courses are delivered by one of our team of qualified trainers who have extensive industry knowledge and experience. Details of training courses are available below
ARCA is the training organisation for the asbestos industry supporting over 4,500 candidates each year.
Being aware of asbestos, where it may be and the potential of asbestos exposure is important for many individuals. This course is for those with a direct or indirect responsibility for the management of buildings, including asbestos managers and facility managers. Also, for those who may come across asbestos as part of their day-to-day work; such as plasterers, roofers, shop fitters, electricians, decorators, heating engineers, and more. Read more >
A three day training course for individuals, who intend to become an operative in the asbestos removal industry, to gain knowledge of asbestos removal practices and procedures. This Asbestos Removal Contractors Association course, ensures that candidates receive the underpinning knowledge and gain the skills required to remove asbestos safely. Read more >
This course is designed as a general industry refresher for operatives, who have previously completed the full operatives training course and now need an annual refresher. The content of this course is constructed from information gained from a number of industry sources to create a dynamic training session. Read more >
This annual refresher course covers the key training needs of an individual operative. The employer will complete an ARCA Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form indicating the areas of the operative’s knowledge of asbestos removal practices and procedures which need updating or refreshing. Read more >
The benchmark course for experienced operatives who are taking up the role of an asbestos removal supervisor. This ARCA course therefore covers the elements of the role and responsibilities to ensure that candidates receive the underpinning knowledge and have the skills required to be able to work safely and effectively as a supervisor in this licensed industry. Read more >
This course is a general industry refresher for supervisors to update their knowledge of asbestos removal practices and procedures. The content of this annual refresher is constructed from information gained from a number of industry sources to create a dynamic training session. Read more >
This annual refresher course covers the key training needs of an individual supervisor, as an employer will complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form indicating specific areas of their knowledge of asbestos removal practices and procedures which need updating or refreshing. Read more >
This course is for all individuals who have the responsibility to check, on a monthly basis, respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to ensure that they are competent in the use of and can perform inspections on RPE, and record outcomes appropriately. Read more >
This course gives new and potential contracts managers, in a licensed asbestos removal company, the core knowledge required to manage asbestos removal contracts and projects, as well health and safety management systems. Read more >
If contracts managers, senior managers and directors of licensed asbestos removal companies attended only one course each year, then this is the course. By attending this course they will update their knowledge and understanding of current asbestos removal practices and procedures, legislation and guidance. Read more >
Creating a suitable and sufficient plan of work for a licensed removal project is crucial as it needs to address all elements of H&S on-site. This course is for those individuals with the responsibility for producing these plans, and thereby assessing and managing risks in relation to asbestos removal activities. Read more >
Directors and senior managers of asbestos removal companies have a clear responsibility to manage health and safety under the current regulations and to promote professional excellence. This course enables them to gain the knowledge and fully appreciate these responsibilities. Read more >
This Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) course is for managers and senior site staff to gain an understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety. The course focuses on training managers and site supervisors to apply sound management principles to health and safety issues as part of a total management strategy. Read more >
Staff of scaffolding companies, which hold an HSE licence, are required to have asbestos training, and subsequent annual refresher training, to be able to work on asbestos removal sites. This course delivers appropriate training covering areas from use of RPE to full decontamination procedures. Read more >
To support members ARCA has partners with a number of specialists training organisations offering non-asbestos courses. These cover: dangerous goods awareness, safe electrical isolation, working at height, PASMA low-level access, abrasive wheels, confined spaces. Read more >
This workshop is for Licensed Asbestos Removal Contract Managers, Supervisors or any individual who need to have a clear understanding of the work of analysts. Read more >
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