ARCA supports IOSH 'No Time to Lose' Campaign
The ‘No Time to Lose’ Campaign is to raise awareness of the significant health issues facing workers in the UK today, including the hazards from asbestos.
Asbestos is a hidden killer. Banned in the UK in 1999 asbestos containing materials can still be found in a large number of buildings, so being aware of where asbestos can be found is vital to reducing the health risks faced by workers. Asbestos is the biggest occupational disease risk to construction workers in the UK, with currently approximately 5,000 asbestos related cancer deaths per year (HSE).
As the UK’s leading trade association in the field of asbestos management services, ARCA’s mission is to give the best possible service and support to assist members and customers in providing safe, effective and ethical management of asbestos, thereby safeguarding the public.
“We are pleased to be supporting the ‘No Time to Lose’ Campaign and look forward to working with IOSH to continue to make more organisations aware of how to manage the risks from asbestos containing materials,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.