Asbestos Control & Abatement Division
The Asbestos Control & Abatement Division (ACAD) formed in 1994 and represents specialists in asbestos removal.It is dedicated to ensuring its members work to the exacting standards required by legislation in the Asbestos Industry by providing first class training and free advice and by also representing its members’ interests within organisations such as HSE’s Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG), British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Asbestos Building Inspectors Certification Scheme (ABICS). They highlight the importance of an early asbestos survey. AAR have been members since 1997.
Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association, ARCA, was formed on July 1st 1980, and since that time has seen many changes in working procedures and legislation, However, one thing has remained constant, ARCA members are recognised for their professionalism, the quality of work they carry out, and they continue to be seen as the specialists in this difficult and hazardous industry.The association has gained credibility with Government, local authorities, and all those concerned with safety in the occupational handling and removal of asbestos and any other airborne hazardous materials from the early asbestos survey to final asbestos disposal. Clients now know when they choose ARCA members for tender lists they are selecting from the very best in the industry. AAR has been a member since 1986 and Neil Peacock, our Technical Associate, is Chairman of the ARCA Technical Committee.
British Occupational Hygiene Society
Every year in Britain alone, more than two million people experience symptoms of ill-health believed to have been caused or made worse by work and the latest figures published by the Health & Safety Executive show that an estimated 30 million working days are lost annually due to work-related ill-health (compared to nine million due to workplace injury).Established since 1953, BOHS’s aim is to help to reduce work-related ill-health by promoting public and professional awareness, good practice and standards, and by researching and advancing education in the science of occupational health and hygiene. This includes the importance of an asbestos survey and asbestos testing whenever in doubt. Neil Peacock, our Technical Associate, is the BOHS South East Regional Organiser
IEG Technologies UK Ltd – AAR’s soil and groundwater remediation partners
Contaminated soil and groundwater pose a risk to both the environment and the company balance sheetIEG provide a turnkey remediation and risk management service using proven sustainable in situ process-based technologiesIEG remediation technology systems are offered on a guaranteed fixed capital payment basis, irrespective of remediation duration, or alternatively on flexible terms to meet the requirements of a client’s budget.IEG prides itself on its ability to solve the problems of customers in a cost-effective and sustainable way to eliminate liabilities and risk, adding value in the process.IEG’s track record dates back nearly 30 years. Since 1990 alone, IEG systems have been used to successfully complete over 300 remediation projects across Europe and the United States of America.In addition, with over 100 technical references in the literature, IEG’s extensive experience has been supplemented by combining the latest in Research and Development and modelling with technology.
NQA (National Quality Assurance Limited)
One of the UK’s largest and longest established certification bodies, NQA provides certification and assessment services and related training to a wide range of manufacturing, commercial and service sectors.
The Health and Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Executives (HSE) role is to help the Health and Safety Commission (HSC – whose role is to protect everyone in Great Britain against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities) by ensuring that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. Tackling the problem of asbestos is a huge undertaking, but the HSC regards it as one of its highest priorities.Asbestos killed 50,000 people in the 30 years to 1998, and the toll will continue to rise because illnesses resulting from work with the material can take up to 60 years to manifest themselves’. HSC/HSE is committed to reduce the levels of exposure to asbestos. An early asbestos survey is a key first step.
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