Unannounced site audits of members - back on track

ARCA resumed carrying out unannounced audits of members’ performance on asbestos removal sites on Monday 1st June 2020. What has ARCA seen since then?

Over the period of 1 June to 31 August, ARCA’s team of auditors managed to carry out 125 unannounced audits under the Site Audit Accreditation Scheme, which were for 114 member companies.

“Contractors have welcomed us on to site, and we have had no issues getting onto client sites. So, for us it really is back to normal,” commented Geoff Silver, Membership Compliance Manager.

“Our auditors are undertaking all the COVID-19 safety requirements and while on site assess arrangements and behaviours; what’s been planned and put into practice. We have seen that contractors have worked hard to make sure their sites are as COVID-19 secure as possible.”

Resuming unannounced audits means that member contractors will now have more up to date audit reports to include in their licence renewal applications. Also, it means that the Association’s commitment to its members of increasing their Site Audit Accreditation Scheme requirement from 2 to 3 unannounced site audits each membership year from January 2020, is back on track.