Membership Categories

ARCA has categories of membership for licensed asbestos removal companies, UKAS accredited laboratories, consultants & organisations providing goods or services for the asbestos removal industry.

All categories are open to UK companies, with some available for companies overseas.

In our drive to raise professionalism across the industry we have strict conditions of membership for all applicants to ensure that the highest standards are achieved, and also maintained.

Full Contracting Member

For asbestos removal contractors who hold a licence from the HSE.

Full Member Non-Contracting (ATaC)

For asbestos surveyors and/or asbestos analysts who are UKAS accredited.

Associate Member

Provides goods or services for the asbestos removal industry and who, in the opinion of the ARCA Governing Council, can directly assist the aims and objectives of the Association.

Associate Member - Licence Holder

Provides an industry related service to Full Contracting Members and holds a licence from the HSE to carry out this service.

Full Member Non-Contracting (Associate – Industry Supplier)

Fulfils associate membership status, but who also requires voting rights and the opportunity to stand for election to the ARCA Governing Council.

Corporate Member

Fulfils the corporate membership status, but does not qualify for full contracting or ATaC membership and operates in the following sectors: building, construction & property; trade associations with members operating in these sectors; local authorities.

Labour Supply Member

Supplies operative labour to the licensed asbestos removal industry.

Information Service Member

For local authorities, construction contractors, information service providers and other relevant organisations. This category does not entitle the member to use the ARCA logo.


Information on the application process and an application form are available in the ARCA Membership Application Leaflet.

If you have any questions our membership team will be pleased to help … call us on 01283 505776