As well as developing ALFA, part of ensuring the quality of agency operative labour is that they receive asbestos training from a training provider which ARCA can be assured are competent to deliver the appropriate training. This means the provider has competent trainers and the necessary practical facilities and equipment.
To ensure that the licensed asbestos training the operatives receive meets the required standard, ARCA has an approved list of licensed asbestos training providers who have been assessed as meeting the requirements. The current list is below.
This list includes ARCA and all UKATA Category C members. Other licensed asbestos training providers can be added to the list once successfully audited by ARCA. These audits will be provided by ARCA free of charge.
To ensure ALFA agency operatives are trained by those who can demonstrate to ARCA that they meet the training standards required, any licensed asbestos training certificate details entered into ALFA for operatives, where the certificate has been issued on or after 1st September 2020, must be issued by a training provider on ARCA’s approved list. Certificates which have been issued prior to 1st September 2020, by any asbestos training provider and still in date, can be added into ALFA.
The ARCA approved list of asbestos training providers is:
Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
Asbestos Training & Consultancy Limited
ABP Associates Ltd
ATL Safety Limited
Asbestos Safety Training Ltd (AST)
Barry Training Services Ltd
Bradley Environmental Consultants
Ductclean UK Ltd
MGL Group Training Services
Nichol Associates Ltd
Northern Safety Ltd
OCS Training & Resources Ltd (formerly Oakmere Training)
POD Training and Consultancy
Prime Safety Services Limited
Shield Environmental Services Ltd
Specialist Assessment and Training Centre Ltd
Training and Safety Consultants Ltd