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SUMMER 2007 · ISSUE 57
T H E J O U R N A L
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chief executives comment
are being followed by majority
We are now over six months into This type of survey is required when
the new Control of Asbestos a building is to be demolished or
Regulations 2006 which saw new refurbished and should always be
requirements applicable to the available prior to such work
removal of Textured Coatings. As commencing, HSE are in the process
readers will be aware we have of reviewing their own guidance in the
constantly urged both contractors and form of MDHS 100 and we have
clients to adopt best practice by offered our guidance to them to assist
insisting on the use of in this process. HSE have advised the
decontamination facilities and third association that they intend to use up
party clearance on all premises that to 70 inspectors to carry out a
are to be reoccupied. At the recent nationwide campaign to access duty
round of Regional meetings it is holders compliance with the duty to
pleasing to hear from our members, manage (Regulation 4 of CAR 2006)
Welcome to Issue 57 of ARCA News. both ARCA and ATaC, that the vast which remained in place since it was
All Member companies can submit majority of clients are continuing to first introduced in 2002 as part of the
articles for inclusion in the publication insist on these safeguards to protect Control of Asbestos at Work
and all articles will be considered. We are both the workers and these Regulation. This regulation was
hoping to run a ‘Letters Page’ in the next reoccupying the premises. introduced to protect third parties
issue so if you do have a burning issue to
The Associations Technical when working in non-domestic
raise with the industry, please put pen to
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asbestos in the news
HSE have recently released their Field
Operations Division (FOD) statistics for 2006/
2007 for FOD’s asbestos and licensing activities
during the 2006/07 work year.
Following a steady increase in the total number of notifications The HSE have stated that 36 notices (6 Improvement Notices
received by HSE over recent years, this years statistics saw a and 30 Prohibition Notices) were issued during this period against
reduction of approximately 13%, 44,723 notices this year compared licensed contractors including one, which is under appeal. Safety
to 51,511 last year. As the year the statistics are based upon runs related incidents e.g. falls from asbestos cement roofs are excluded
from April 2006 – March 2007, the removal of textured decorative from these figures.
coatings from the licensing requirement would only affect the Two licence holders were convicted for asbestos related
figures for 41/2 months of the year in question, and therefore the offences: action is in hand with regard to the status of both licences.
reduction in notifications cannot be wholly attributable to the A summary of the ALU activity during the year in support of field
introduction of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. operations is as follows:
In total FOD carried out 847 site visits, resulting in just under 2% a) 72 licence holders had their licence reduced to 1-year term.
of all notified sites being visited.
b) 21 licensees were sent warning letters about their
316 separate licence holders were visited on site during the year,
performance on work with asbestos;
representing approximately 44% of all licence holders.
This year’s inspection activity led to a large number of changes c) 394 licence assessments (initial and reassessments) were
to the status of licences. 29% of companies seen were assigned conducted during the year, generating 378 licences, (76 new
Priority Visit Contractor (PVC) status or granted reduced term and 302 renewal) and 16 conditional refusals.
licences on renewal (this compares to last year’s figure of around d) Of the 16 applicants conditionally refused a licence, 7 have
13%). not been deemed competent since;
The following cases of “priority inspection issues” were e) 59 licences were amended during their licence tenure; of
encountered. these, 7 licence holders had additional conditions imposed
4 incidents of work involving unjustified use of power tools. or had their licences reduced to 1 year during their licence
6 incidents of uncontrolled dry stripping; term).
7 incidents of work in or in close proximity to hot environments. f) One appeal was heard, where a contractor challenged ALU’s
The most frequent problems recorded during the HSE’s site visits decision not to grant a further licence. This appeal was
continue to be standards of enclosure, decontamination units, heard on behalf of the Secretary of State who upheld ALU’s
supervision, and work methods: the data shows no significant decision on all points.
improvement in performance. g) One licence holder returned their licence after ALU stated its
This information is contrary to arca’s findings as a result of the intention to begin revocation proceedings.
Site Audit Accreditation Scheme. ARCA’s auditors carry out
As arca predicted in issue 53 of arca news, following the
approximately 400 site audits per year to approximately 170
publication of the HSE statistics for 2005 / 2006, the HSE are
licensed asbestos removal contractors, compared to HSE’s 847 visits
increasing the approach of reducing 3 year licences to 1 year
to 707 licence holders.. Since the arca Site Audit Accreditation
licences for companies who are unable to demonstrate adequate
Scheme was introduced as a mandatory part of arca membership for
standards, this year 72 licences were reduced from a 3 year licence
full contracting members of the association, real improvements in
to a 1 year licence compared with 44 last year.
standards have been achieved and we can say with confidence that
It is interesting to note that the number of HSE visits compared
arca member’s work to the highest standards within the industry.
to notifications continues to decrease. In the year 2000 / 01 3.4%
The table shows the proportion of HSE visits where the various
of the 27,806 notified sites were visited and this percentage has
topics were found to be deficient.
decreased year on year with now only 1.89% of notified sites being
Topic 2006/07 2005/06 2004/05 2003/05 2002/03
visited despite the number of notifications being reduced and
therefore we can only conclude resources for policing this industry
Enclosures 22% 21% 24% 22% 20%
are diminishing on annual basis.
DCU 19% 17% 21% 17% 19%
Supervision 16% 13% 14% 16% 13%
Work method 14% 11% 13% 14% 14%
RPE 12% 9% 10% 9% 10% C E RT I F I C AT I O N CERTIFIED
Training * 8% Further to the article printed in Issue 56 of ARCA News
stating that Cuddy Group have been awarded
Cleanliness * 7%
certification to OSHAS 18001, we would like to clarify
Control measures * 4% that Cuddy were the first company to receive the
Hot Work 0.8% 1% 1% 0.5% 0.9% award from the NQA Certification body.
Dry stripping 0.7% 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 1%
Other companies may have received the certification
earlier from alternative certification bodies.
Power tools 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0
Other * 47%
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guidance for work
Work place Law, 30 May 2007
The HSE has produced new task
guidance sheets for work on textured
decorative coatings containing
These sheets cover such work as
drilling and boring, inserting and
removing screws, removal from a small
area and how to remove debris
following a ceiling or wall collapse.
The HSE also produces guidance
sheets covering other non-licensed
asbestos work, such as working with warns contractors about
In the past, only those people who
asbestos in schools
held a relevant licence could carry out The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of information on its website and also a
work involving textured asbestos has warned local authorities, schools and public telephone enquiry service."
coatings. However, the Control of contractors about the dangers of Southfield School was closed for six
Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006, disturbing asbestos, and their months whilst decontamination works were
which came into force in November last responsibility to ensure correct procedures carried out. As part of this process, the
year, changed this.
are in place to manage asbestos in schools. school lost coursework, teachers' notes and
One of the aims of the Regulations
The warning follows a prosecution brought all their computer equipment due to
was to adopt a risk-based approach to
licensing. It was decided that certain by HSE against two firms and a company potential contamination. The school was
types of work where exposure to director who were sentenced at stripped out and refitted at a cost of £6.5
asbestos is considered to be ‘sporadic Northampton Crown Court earlier this million.
and low intensity’, and where it falls month. Asbestos is a particular issue for many
below the control limit, would no In summer 2003, asbestos ceiling tiles at schools and colleges. A National
longer need to be done by a licensed Southfield School, Kettering, were removed Association of Schoolmasters Union of
contractor. as part of work to upgrade the school's Women Teachers (NASUWT) survey has
When defending its decision the electrical system. During the works, found that a significant proportion of
HSE pointed to research that shows the asbestos was released into the air posing a schools are not following proper health and
risk from asbestos-containing textured danger to workers and cleaners at the safety procedures and that many are not
decorative coatings is comparable to school. Pupils were not at risk as the work addressing the risks posed by asbestos.
the risks from work with asbestos
was undertaken during the summer The survey revealed that in schools and
cement, something that already did not
holidays but they were unable to return to colleges where asbestos problems were
require a licence.
However, the decision to allow school until the following Easter. present, nearly three-quarters (73%) of
unlicensed contractors to remove Briggs and Forrester (Electrical) Ltd of teachers reported that the asbestos hazard
textured coatings proved contentious Northampton were fined £60,000 and was not properly marked, more than half of
with some groups, including the ordered to pay costs of £30,000 after teachers said that the problem was not
Construction Safety Campaign, the pleading guilty to a series of charges at properly contained (51%), and around four-
Hazards Campaign and the Asbestos Northampton Crown Court. Richard fifths of teachers reported that there was no
Removal Contractors Association Lockwood, proper plan in place for its removal (79%).
(ARCA), all voiced serious concerns. HSE Principal Inspector, said, Chris Keates, General Secretary of
Due to the concerns expressed, the "Asbestos can be a killer if disturbed, NASUWT commented:
HSE commissioned the Health and but if contained and well managed poses "It is a national disgrace that schools
Safety Laboratory (HSL) to carry out
minimal health risk. More than half a million and pupils are being placed at risk as a
further research into work with textured
non-domestic premises still contain some result of the failure of employers to
coatings, and the dangers this held.
This research confirmed that the form of asbestos, posing a real threat to undertake their statutory health and safety
risks from asbestos containing textured maintenance workers. They could easily drill duties.
coatings are much lower than had been or cut into the material, causing exposure "The survey reports confirm that there is
previously thought, and the HSE went to deadly fibres. much to be done to improve the working
ahead with the proposed change. "If anyone is in any doubt about their environment in schools and colleges
The task guidance sheets can be responsibilities under either the HSW Act or throughout the UK and to safeguard
found at: the revised Control of Asbestos at Work teachers and pupils against exposure to
http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essent Regulations, which came into force last health and safety risks."
ials/index.htm. November, they must ask. HSE has a wealth
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‘wake up call’
for asbestos removal industry
Health and Safety Executive (South West) 09/05/2007
Licenced Asbestos Contractors' Leadership Summit at the DeVere Royal
Bath Hotel, Bournemouth, Wednesday 23rd May 2007
hungry for more
Northern Echo, Tuesday 15th May 2007
SHARES in regional building services
Asbestos-related disease accounts Welcoming the event, Charles Gilby,
group Northern Bear continued to climb for over 3,500 deaths each year, Asbestos Licensing Principal Inspector in
yesterday after it announced its second creating what is the UK's biggest single HSE's Field Operations Directorate, said:
acquisition since its flotation. cause of work related deaths. "We are determined to work with the
The County Durham plc has acquired
Nationally approximately 600 of these industry, and our objective is to convince
asbestos removal business Chirmarn, taking
the number of specialist businesses within deaths each year arise from work with them that higher standards to protect
the group to seven, and said further asbestos in the construction industry health are achievable and needed. We will
acquisitions are planned. and allied trades. explore how individual licence holders can
Since its flotation on the Alternative To help tackle this problem, the make those necessary improvements and
Investment Market in December, shares have
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has hence reduce the number of deaths from
risen from 88p to a high of 148p last month.
After falling back slightly to 136p, the firm's called its eighth special leadership asbestos related diseases."
share price has since crept forward to close summit to ask the asbestos removal Terry Jago, Chief Executive of The
last night at 142.50p. industry to make further improvements in Asbestos Removal Contractors
Chester-le-Street-based Northern Bear, reducing ill-health caused by work with Association (ARCA), also welcomed the
which employs more than 300 people in the
asbestos. event, saying: "The main aim of the
region, has acquired Blaydon-based
Chirmarn, a specialist in the identification, The invitation-only summit to many Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG) has always
treatment, removal and disposal of asbestos. licence holders in the Berkshire, been to improve standards within the
Established in 1976, Chirmarn employs Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Isle of Wight asbestos removal industry. ARCA's Site
about 50 people and has an annual turnover
and Dorset areas - at the DeVere Royal Audit Accreditation Scheme has also
As part of the deal, Chirmarn's
Bath Hotel, Bournemouth, 23rd May - highlighted the need for greater
managing director, David Jay, has joined follows an assessment of the industry's management awareness in this respect.
Northern Bear as its first full-time finance performance, which considered whether ARCA are therefore delighted that the
director. Chirmarn's contracts director, Dave adequate precautions were being taken HSE has taken this initiative."
Wales, and operations director, Steve
to prevent ill health from work with The programme for the event will
Hampton, who have both spent more than
20 years with the company, will continue to asbestos. It revealed that although the include sessions on:
manage its operations. industry collectively had made significant ◗ management responsibility;
Mr Jay said: "This move will strengthen improvements in recent years, there is ◗ organisational improvement;
the Chirmarn business by creating dynamic still room for further advances. ◗ problems of complacency; and
links with many other companies in the
Although standards have improved ◗ organisational / individual vulnerability.
building services sector, thus opening up
significant cross-selling opportunities. and the evidence available suggests that In addition to these sessions there will
"It will also help us attract and retain the number of deaths will begin to be an opportunity for attendees to discuss
high-quality staff, and will add to our reduce from a predicted peak in 2011, specific issues with HSE staff and
credibility should we decide to look for funds the rate of reduction of incidence is not representatives of Trade Associations and
to expand in the future."
known. The summit aims to encourage Trades Unions.
Led by executive chairman Jon Pither,
Northern Bear's acquisition strategy is based individual organisations to determine the This is the eighth event of its type for
on purchasing mature, profitable owner- further steps that they can take to reduce the industry and a further four events will
managed companies in the building services exposure to asbestos and so lessen the be run in other parts of the country.
sector with strong management teams that
incidence of disease.
are willing to carry on in post.
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CDM - what the revisions mean
The revised Construction (Design and The client will provide relevant health
Management) Regulations (CDM) came and safety information about the project
into force this month, following and site prior to construction. The client
consultation with the construction industry. should also allow sufficient time to enable
Here we explain what it all means. the proper planning and preparation for the
The introduction of CDM in March 1995 work on site.
represented a major change in the way The onus will be on the client to take
health and safety was managed for reasonable steps to ensure that designers
construction projects. The revised and contractors have suitable overall
regulations will incorporate the provisions arrangements in place to be able to
of CDM and the Construction (Health, manage the construction work safely, and
Safety and Welfare) Regulations much more that adequate welfare provisions have been
than a legal tidying up exercise. Underlying made.
all the changes is one simple aim: to reduce Those who are involved in design work
construction accidents and ill health. will need (so far as is reasonably
While the on-site safety requirements are practicable) to eliminate any hazards. They
almost unchanged, there are significant will need to avoid foreseeable risks for the
changes to CDM. construction, cleaning and future
maintenance. Designers involved in
Here are the main revisions: designing a structure to be used as a place
of work will also need to comply with the
◗ Place construction clients in a position where they can have greater influence Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare)
over the health and safety standards of their project. Regulations 1992.
◗ Replace the role of planning supervisor with a new role of CDM co-ordinator.
The provisions relating to health and
The co-ordinator will be empowered by the client, and will act as the client’s
safety on site are not significantly different.
key advisor for effective communication and co-ordination of health and
However, there will be a specific
requirement on the principal contractor to
◗ Emphasise the importance of competence at all levels in securing health and
safety benefits, while simplifying the assessment of competence. have arrangements to consult with the
◗ Drive out needless paperwork and bureaucracy that has become associated workers on site, which is seen as being
with CDM 1994. Paperwork should be project – specific, relevant, essential for a safety culture to develop.
proportionate to the risk, and of real use in helping to manage the risk. Contractors can also expect more detailed
If not, it will not be required. enquiries from clients to demonstrate their
◗ Simplify when a project is notifiable. Projects will be notifiable if they will last competence.
more than 30 days or 500 person days. No projects for a domestic client will There has been a significant
be notifiable. improvement in construction safety since
the introduction of CDM 1994, although
Managing health and safety in construction. So, what are the main things to expect occupational health improvements have
Construction (Design and Management) as a result of this revision? been harder to achieve. The experience of
Regulations 2007. Clients or their CDM co-ordinator should the last eleven years has shaped these
assess all the people they appoint revisions, which will provide the
(including designers and contractors) to construction industry with the opportunity,
make sure they are competent to carry out and the means, to make the next step-
their work without risk to health and safety. change in health and safety performance.
The same will apply to other people making
HSC/HSE merger plans to go to Parliament
The Health and Safety Commission has reached the next step of its consultation process
on its merger with the Health and Safety Executive.
The merger proposals, which should streamline safety practices for the construction
industry, will now be put for consultation to Minister for Health and Safety Lord McKenzie
of Luton, as required by the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.
The HSC has overall responsibility for occupational health and safety regulations in Great
Britain. The HSE works with local government to enforce the commission's policies.
Mr Callaghan said: "Merging the commission and executive into a single body will give
us a more robust governance framework, improve our working practices and create a
stronger voice for health and safety in Great Britain.
"Results from our recent extensive consultation show 80 per cent support for our
proposals and clearly point us in this direction."
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goes direct to contractors
with its stronger bag
Disposal bags are of course an essential
commodity in the asbestos contractors work. But
these bags aren’t all the same and both quality and
the weight they hold will vary between suppliers.
Palagan – a UK based plastics Despite this outstanding quality weight our bags can hold is typically
manufacturer – have long had the though, Palagan bags actually use fewer higher than most regular bags on the
reputation for producing high quality bags raw materials in their manufacture and are market and therefore they’ll need fewer
and their latest types are now available therefore more environmentally friendly bags to get the job done. In addition to
direct to the contractor. However, the too – a huge issue going forward and of that though, they’ll find ours have a much
financial saving isn’t just through being course one we all need to ‘do our bit’ on. greater tear and puncture strength so
able to buy direct from the factory, but Comments Palagan Director Graham they’ll keep the issues associated with bag
also because of the following: Taylor “We’re so confident in the failures to a minimum.”
● The quality is so good that the consistent quality of our disposal bags and All Palagan bags are Pira tested and
number of bag failures will be drastically the financial benefits this will give to have full HSE certification.
reduced contractors, that we decided to supply For more details call Graham Taylor at
● Palagan bags hold more weight than direct to them. Even for smaller users with Palagan on 01582 600234,
most regular bags on the market (in fact an order typically of 1000 bags of each email email@example.com or go to
certified to hold 25kg), so this obviously colour, it still makes sense for contractors www.palagan.co.uk
means that fewer bags are used for any to buy direct from us. Importantly for
given job contractors, the amount of asbestos
and record any work they have carried out
ACM Manager - ready for the next person who needs to
perform any maintenance or building work.
A Vital Resource Jason Nevin, IT manager for AMS
Management, said, “We have carried out
Storing and retrieving the right information thousands of surveys for our clients. When we
and distributing it to the right people at the looked around for a suitable web-based
right time is one of the biggest problems product for them to use we found systems that
facing businesses today. With today’s would store the information but nothing that
legislation regulating all we do, we are would automate the more complex parts of the
increasingly under pressure to store more and Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations: ‘duty
more complex information and make it easily to manage’. We decided to combine our
accessible to specified people. internal IT and asbestos resources to produce
AMS Management (AMS) found this was a our own package. The result was ACM
problem for many of their clients who had Manager.
identified asbestos in their buildings and were Our clients gave us very favourable
required by law to record the location, type feedback so we decided to make the system
and condition of their asbestos containing available to all.”
materials (ACMs). They also wanted to store The advantages of ACM Manager are;
drawings photographs and notes for future ◗ The software is very easy to use.
reference and all of this information had to be ◗ Details of all properties are maintained in
made available to anyone working with or near a central & secure on-line database.
these hazardous materials. But most ◗ Registers are easily accessible to all
importantly they wanted a tool that simplified authorised personnel;
the complex processes involved in complying ◗ Registers are easy to update;
with UK legislation. ◗ Action plans can easily be formulated.
AMS decided to produce a tool to help ◗ Risk assessments are automatically
them. They designed and produced an on-line produced (and updated).
system called ACM Manager that allows the ◗ Automatic reminders Emailed out when
building owner or manager to record all the re-inspections are due;
necessary information and gives to the
More information can be found on their
appropriate contractors and maintenance
website at www.acmmanager.co.uk
employees access via the internet. Not only
can they access it but they can also update it
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“Judge slams Quinn Direct in €54m dispute
claim THE largest-ever insurance claim faced by Quinn Direct
was sensationally settled in the Commercial Court on
Wednesday following almost two days of evidence. The case,
brought by Galway-based Murray Timber Products against
Quinn Direct, followed a fire in its Galway plant in 2005. The
company claimed more than €54m in losses following the
Evidence was heard that while Quinn Direct accepted
liability, it claimed that it had reached a full and final
settlement of €14.7m with Murray's in August 2006. Quinn
At Miles Smith we have always encouraged
Direct claimed that Murray's reneged on this agreement.
clients to look past the "cheapest quote" and Murray's countered that there was only a part settlement at
the figure of €14.7m.It claimed that the agreement allowed
consider the whole picture. This includes the
them be free to pursue Quinn Direct for additional monies
security of the insurer, which is of vital under the Business Interruption aspect of the policy.
The case centred on whether there was an agreement on
consideration when faced with potential long-tail
the full and final settlement. But after rigorous cross
liabilities such as exist in the asbestos industry, examination of Quinn Direct's Commercial and UK sales
manager John Gannon, who changed his evidence a number
and the fundamental question of claims handling.
of times, the court was told a settlement had been reached
One insurer who competes for business in the with all costs awarded to Murray's.
In the course of the case Mr Justice Peter Kelly expressed
industry has been heavily criticised in the Courts
his dissatisfaction with the evidence presented by Quinn
recently in connection with their claims handling. Direct and at one point threatened to have Gannon cited for
contempt or to have papers sent to the director of public
Space retrictions prevent us reporting the whole
prosecutions or the Insurance Licensing authority.
press article but the following salient points are Murray's had a number of complaints about the way Quinn
handled the policy and the court heard that Murray's felt it
extracted from it:
was being pressurised into accepting a low settlement of its
The court heard how Keith Barr, on behalf of Quinn Direct,
sent Paddy Murray a letter regretting that it was unable to
bring the matter to a conclusion although it was contended in
court that Quinn Direct believed there was a full and final
settlement with Murray's which was later reneged on. At one
point Justice Kelly intervened to ask Brian Murray, for Quinns:
"Would you not expect experienced people in the insurance
world, who are negotiating every day of the week, if there was
an agreement arrived at two or three days beforehand, rather
than writing a letter saying 'we are not able to bring matters
to a conclusion', he would be writing saying 'hang on a
moment, we have an agreement here, you can't resile from
it?'" During cross examination Gannon revealed he had not a
single screed of documentation from a number of legal
meetings he had in relation to settling the claim. Justice Kelly
pointed out that the first involvement of lawyers in the case
was dated 13 November 2006 but in fact Gannon's evidence
in court under oath revealed that he had in-house lawyers at
Quinn Direct advising him from August onwards at various
Addressing his comments to Murray and his clients Quinn
Direct Insurance Ltd, Justice Kelly then expressed his
reservations about what he had heard.
"The evidence I have heard from Mr Gannon is very
disturbing in relation to his attitude and the attitude of his
employer, your client, to their Discovery obligations. And what
I have heard in the witness box from him, what I have to
consider is, whether I ought to deal with this disturbing state
of affairs as a contempt of court or whether I should send the
papers to the director of public prosecutions or whether the
Insurance Licensing Authority should be notified"
A full article on this case is available on our website.
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not driver’s hours
Well, yes, but after one of our clients The Community Drivers’ Hours and Sounds simple, but it took weeks for
had a run in with the law, I thought it Recording Equipment Regulations them to admit they had made a mistake
would be useful to clarify the legal exempt:- and clear the prohibition to allow the van
situation regarding the need to both fit “Any vehicle which has a maximum to tow again and remove the threat of
and operate a tachograph when towing permissible mass not exceeding 7.5 prosecution. If the company had not
a trailer. tonnes and is being used for carrying transport management procedures which
This client uses a 3.5 tonne van to materials, equipment or machinery for the allowed them to produce documentary
undertake asbestos removal work in the driver’s use in the course of the driver’s evidence of the above points, we would
local area. The operatives also tow a work. not have succeeded.
decontamination unit to and from jobs, as A vehicle does not fall within the So, if your van is stopped, and you are
required. description specified in this paragraph if not operating a tachograph as prescribed
One Friday afternoon last month, they the vehicle is being used outside a 50 in the Drivers’ Hours regulations, can you
were stopped and issued with a kilometre radius from the base of the give an assurance of the above to be
prohibition for not having a tachograph undertaking; or driving the vehicle exempt?
fitted. It was alleged that this was required constitutes the driver’s main activity.” For example, will the decon be used by
under the Community Drivers’ Hours and As they say the devil is in the detail….. the driver, or is he just delivering it to site?
Recording Equipment Regulations. we had to convince the authorities that: If he won’t be using it, there is no
We disagreed….however, whilst the exemption.
prohibition was in force, the van could not ◗ The vehicle combination m.a.m. If your vehicle and DCU goes over
be used for towing. If it had been used to does not exceed 7.5 tonnes 50km from the place it is normally kept, as
tow and was stopped again, the ◗ The combination was carrying the crow flies, then again there is no
authorities had the right to clamp it and material and equipment for the exemption.
leave it where stopped, as well as driver's use in the course of his Do consider your situation regarding
prosecutions all round. work these regulations before ordering new
Why did we not agree? vans, as if a digital tachograph is required,
◗ It only ever tows within a 50km
Under normal circumstances, the it is much easier and cheaper to have it
radius of base
company would have been in-scope of the factory fitted.
Drivers’ Hours and tachograph legislation ◗ The drivers are employed as
and should have operated a tachograph. asbestos removal operatives and
However, there is an exemption that driving is incidental to their main
applied in this case to both the fitting and job
operation of tachographs. ◗ Therefore, this is an exempt Article supplied by Ludgate Training,
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ROLLS OUT THE
INTO THEIR NEW FLAGSHIP RAYLEIGH TRAINING CENTRE
AS CSD LAUNCHES NEW SAFETY PRODUCTS
In line with our Training The increased popularity of these airlocks various sizes allowing a mix and match
has been impressive. CSD Systems, makers of capability for those difficult spaces; this
Committee policy of making SpeedDock airlocks, has announced a big combined with the introduction of 2 and 1
asbestos training of the highest ramp up in production to meet the growing chamber units makes them the most versatile
demand. “Lately we have seen a surge in solution on the market and suitable for most
standards available to all, we
orders with the likes of Forest, Hertel and jobs.
have installed the popular Rhodar, to mention but a few, using Airlocks for the removal of asbestos seem
SpeedDock airlocks in our new SpeedDock airlocks on many of their jobs” Bill to be under ever stricter regulations – some
Holdstock, CSD’s Sales Manager explained. are statutory and others seem to vary
Flagship training centre in “We think this has come from the bigger according to the area you work in. CSD’s new
Rayleigh, this follows the companies starting to see that quick-to-erect products are designed to make it easier to
solutions like ours can save money and get comply with those regulations, making for a
installation of the SpeedDock in you going on the job faster.” safer working environment and protecting
our other training centres Richard O’Callaghan, Asbestos Contracts your valuable licence.
Supervisor with Hertel (UK) Limited, explained The first new product out of the bag is the
explained Chris Bishop, Training
“All of our teams are using the SpeedDock FullView. This is a vision panel that makes it
Manager. airlocks and they love them. They save time – possible to see what’s happening –
10mins instead of one and half hours to set everywhere – without the need for costly high-
up. We tried using older units from a different tech cameras. FullView, their low-tech acrylic
supplier and found them flimsy and difficult to vision panel literally lets you see round
erect. If we’d known about the SpeedDocks corners. This is possible due to its special
before we would have made the change dome-shaped indentation – just the right size
sooner”. to fit a face.
“We are starting to see this everywhere” FlatView vision panels are also available for
Christine Ohlenschlager, MD of CSD Systems, airlocks.
told us. “We have more than doubled Following this, CSD announced the launch
production since the beginning of the year of the SlipNot anti slip mats for use in airlocks.
and it looks like we will have to increase it The special material greatly reduces the risk of
again”. slipping, even when wet.
Following on from this announcement, CSD The next new product is CSD’s
For more information on the
has now confirmed the availability of a series SpeedHook. It is designed to be fixed inside a
SpeedDock range of revolutionary
of new products to help make asbestos SpeedDock airlock for hanging overalls
new airlocks contact:
stripping easier and safer. These range from (“blues”). It comes as a strip of 6 hooks with a
instant low cost overall hooks to an innovative self-adhesive backing that sticks to virtually
CSD Systems Limited,
vision panel that lets you see round corners. anything. At a price of less than 10p a hook,
Tel: 01892 614366 or visit The range of airlocks and galvanised frames we think these will find a use all over the
www.csdsystems.co.uk has been extended and are now available in place.
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The current UK tax
regime provides tax
relief and tax charges
which are applicable to
removal works. These
‘carrots and sticks’ are
continually evolving, as
evidenced by Budget
land remediation relief GUIDANCE FOR ARCA MEMBERS AND CLIENTS
Within Budget 2007, changes applicable to the tax relief available for
brownfield site redevelopment were announced. Released with less fanfare,
Effect of claiming Land Remediation Relief
HM Treasury also published a consultation document entitled ‘Tax Incentives
Cost of qualifying works £250,000
for development of brownfield land: a consultation.’
Budget 2007 and the consultation paper have an impact on the tax Available relief = £250,000 x 150% = £375,000 (lrr)
treatment of expenditure incurred on asbestos remediation works.
The recent changes represent an opportunity to revisit the tax reliefs Net relief = £375,000 x 30% = £112,500 (£112,500)
LRR x Corporation Tax
available and the consultation paper will be of interest to ARCA members,
raising a number of proposals which if implemented will have a direct impact Net cost of works £137,500
on client expenditure.
As illustrated, the effect of claiming the available relief is to reduce
Land Remediation Relief Company A’s expenditure by 45%.
Expenditure incurred on works to remediate contaminated land may Where Company A has insufficient profits to utilise the relief, they can
attract Land Remediation Relief. This relief is available for remediation works claim a tax credit equal to 16% of the total Land Remediation Relief, ie
to land and buildings, including removal or encapsulation of asbestos. £375,000 x 16% = £60,000. This represents a reduction in cost of 24%.
Land remediation relief is only available for qualifying expenditure incurred The effect of the relief is significant when compared to the cost of the
by companies. Private individuals or partnerships are unable to claim the remediation works, although they may only be a small proportion of overall
available relief. project costs.
Qualifying expenditure includes the direct cost of the works and any For ARCA members, the availability of the relief can be factored into costs
associated on costs, including employee costs, professional fees, site when presented to your clients. This allows clients to consider the net cost
investigations and preliminaries. of remediation works after claiming the relief, helping them meet project
Availability of the relief is also subject to a number of conditions, notably: The relief must be claimed by election to HM Revenue & Customs within 2
◗ The expenditure must be incurred on contaminated years after the corporate year end in which the expenditure has been
(or part contaminated) land incurred. If the relief is not formally claimed within this period it will be lost.
◗ The company must incur qualifying land remediation
expenditure in respect of the land
Where construction waste is disposed to landfill, it will be subject to
◗ The company must not be connected with the contamination Landfill Tax.
◗ Had the land not been contaminated, the expenditure would Landfill tax is currently levied at the lower rate of £2 per tonne for waste
not have been incurred defined by the Landfill Tax (Qualifying Material) Order 1996.
All other waste is subject to the standard Landfill Tax rate of £24 per
◗ The expenditure is not subsidised
The relief provides a 150% allowance against the qualifying expenditure. Budget 2007 announced an increase in the standard Landfill Tax rate to
This can then be offset against the company’s taxable profits, on which they £32 per tonne from 1 April 2008. The lower rate will also increase on this
will currently pay Corporation Tax at a rate of 30%. Claiming the relief will date to £2.50 per tonne.
reduce the net cost of the works. Asbestos initially appears to fall under Group 3 of the table. However,
For example, Company A has incurred £250,000 on asbestos removal. legislation specifically excludes asbestos from Group 3. Asbestos disposal to
They have sufficient profits to utilise the full relief, and claim Land landfill is subject to the standard rate of Landfill Tax.
Remediation Relief. The table illustrates the effect of the relief.
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Group Material Examples Future brownfield development incentives
HM Treasury recently published a consultation paper for proposed tax
1 Rocks and soils Clay, sand, gravel, stone
reform for expenditure incurred on brownfield sites, which invites opinion
from building demolition
from industry on a number of measures, including reform to land fill tax and
2 Ceramic or concrete Glass, ceramics, concrete land remediation relief.
3 Minerals Man made mineral fibres The proposals will potentially impact on the tax position for asbestos
4 Furnace slags Slag from waste
The paper suggests that the current land fill tax exemption is counter
productive. HM Treasury have indicated that the primary intention of the tax
5 Ash Bottom or fly ash from will be to encourage minimal waste removal to land fill. This explains the
wood or coal burning
sharp increase in the standard rate of land fill tax from April 2008.
6 Low activity inorganic Calcium carbonate HM Treasury has invited industry opinion on the proposed removal of
exemption from land fill tax. This change would remove a valuable incentive
7 Calcium sulphate Gypsum plasters
for the reclamation of contaminated sites.
8 Calcium hydroxide and brine The measure is intended to encourage alternative solutions, such as on
9 Water site remediation. However, this may not be a practical solution.
Without industry representation, the exemption will inevitably be
For example, the removal of 2,000 tonnes of asbestos to land fill will result abolished. Land fill tax will become an unavoidable project cost which has
in Landfill Tax of £48,000. This will be payable to the landfill site operator, an clear implications for asbestos removal.
immediate additional project cost. HM Revenue & Customs own figures for land fill tax exemption during the
Subject to certain conditions, a full exemption can be obtained from year to April 2006 show that 2.1 million tonnes of waste received an
Landfill Tax. exemption. This amounted to £44.10 million of tax relief.
To obtain an exemption, the following conditions must be met: ARCA members should consider making representations to HM Treasury
◗ the works include removal of harmful pollutants to preserve the current exemption.
◗ the cause of the pollution has ceased The consultation paper also offers new opportunities for amendments to
◗ the land is not subject to a works or remediation notice improve and extend land remediation relief.
The first is to extend the current relief to cover long term derelict land.
A principal condition for exemption is that the works have to be
This offers an opportunity to allow for land remediation relief to apply even
undertaken for the site to be suitable for development, i.e. reclamation of
where the current owner is connected to the contamination.
the site. They must not be general construction works which would have
The current relief should be amended to reflect the spirit of the legislation,
been normally undertaken.
which is to tackle contaminated sites. This would be a positive move towards
The claimant must prove that if the harmful pollutants are not removed
dealing with long term derelict land.
then the site could not be put to the intended use. For example, removal of
For example, existing buildings, whether contaminated or not, could
asbestos from a site intended for use as a public open space within a
present a barrier to redevelopment. Demolition of these structures could be
development would represent reclamation.
incorporated into the relief as a form of remediation, without the
Application for the exemption must be made 30 days prior to the
requirement of removing asbestos or other contaminated material to qualify.
commencement of works. Exemption cannot be obtained once the works
In order to use the relief to promote new development, the paper
proposes the relief should be conditional on planning permission.
For phased works, separate exemptions must be applied for to cover each
This proposal would remove the relief for works with no requirement for
planning permission. This would have a detrimental effect as the relief would
The application must include the following: be lost.
◗ Confirmation of the pollutants being removed There would be no incentive to undertake remediation works to a site
◗ Calculation of the total weight of the pollutants prior to obtaining planning permission. This would encourage land owners
◗ The location of the contaminated land to leave a site contaminated. The introduction of this measure could prove
◗ An action plan for development counter productive.
◗ Details of the landfill site However, the consultation offers a credible opportunity to engage in
If additional pollutants are found once the exemption has been granted, debate with HM Treasury to extend the availability of land remediation relief
application can made to extend the exemption. This must be made in to all types of investor, not just companies.
writing, including a revised plan and calculations to illustrate the new weight ARCA members should obtain a copy of the consultation paper from
of pollutants. www.hmrc.gov.uk and consider responses. This could include opinion from
If this extension is missed, the additional pollutants will be subject to the clients and advisors as to the impact of this tax relief on project expenditure
standard rate of landfill tax. Works must be carefully monitored whilst on site and improvements to the relief.
to ensure the client position is covered to include additional pollution. The It is in the industry’s interest to consult with HM Treasury.
certificate for exemption will expire once all the pollutants have been
Article supplied by:
removed from the site. Steve Smith, Director - Capital Allowances and Property Tax Cyril Sweett
So, in the above example, where an exemption is obtained there will be www.cyrilsweett.com
no Landfill Tax charge on the removal of 2,000 tonnes of asbestos, saving
ARCA members should be aware that the exemption from Landfill Tax will
also apply to all other standard rated contaminants. As illustrated on a
The tax reliefs for the remediation of asbestos contamination in land
recent project where exemption was obtained for 80,000 tonnes of waste,
and buildings are valuable, although they may be small beer in the context
the savings can be substantial.
of overall project costs. When considered in isolation and in direct relation
Finally, where contaminated waste is removed, the client may also be able
to remediation work costs, they are significant and can make a material
to claim land remediation relief as well as land fill tax exemption.
difference to client budgets.
An awareness of the available relief and inclusion within your tender
bids will bring this issue to the client’s attention and ensure that the relief
is addressed and claimed.
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The past several months have seen significant progress in both the development
of atac and the wider influence we are now having in our industry.
The atac member presentations took
place in April 2007 (London on 24th and
Leeds on 26th). The presentations were well
received and form part of the process of
keeping the members informed on the
official atac response to the ALG MDHS
Review Group, and the notes on the last ALG
We continue to make progress in PR and
Marketing, Quality and Technical and Training,
to make progress being made by your Management
Committee. We will extend the presentations
in November 2007 to include guest speakers
in addition to the articles below. Please visit
the atac website for more information and the
opportunity for you to provide your views.
progress from the Health and Safety Executive, UKAS,
Insurance companies and other professional
The current issue of delays in the receipt
The atac website is close to completion,
which will incorporate the current atac forum.
The member Insurance Scheme is at the stage
of discussions with Brokers and Insurers. We
of examination results for P402, P403 and hope to have details available for the AGM in
P404 has been addressed by atac. We have October 2007.
written to the examination body expressing The format of the Buying Syndicate is
our concern over the delays in the turnaround being discussed following meetings with
of examination results and the negative similar organisations. We believe that the
impact this is having on our businesses and Buying Syndicate will bring some real
the industry in general. In addition, we have advantages to the atac members and
put in place proposals to alleviate the current Association in general.
situation altogether. I hope to confirm that I am pleased to announce that, in order
we have provided a solution to this issue by to ensure the development of atac, it has
the time of the next Newsletter. been agreed by the Governing Council to
As part of my responsibilities as appoint a full-time dedicated atac
Chairman of atac, I have attended both the Membership Manager. The post is currently
ALG (Asbestos Liaison Group) and the ALG being advertised.
MDHS Review Group meetings. On behalf of Finally, I would ask members who wish to
our members, it has been made clear that, become more involved with the atac
whilst we can always make improvements, it is Management Committee to come forward
up to the Health and Safety Executive to and assist in the Association’s development.
create both a level playing field for the UKAS You can contact me directly, or Steve Sadley,
surveying organisations and to assist the to discuss this.
Association to inform and educate our Clients I look forward to being of continued
on the issue of the Duty to Manage. I am assistance to the Association and members.
sure that the issues of non UKAS surveying
organisations and lack of Client awareness are John Horsfall
a frustration for many, if not all our members. ATaC Chairman
Please visit the atac website to review the
The ATaC training sub-committee has a
number of initiatives that are being carried
through over the coming months. These
have come about partly as a result of the
outcome of the Members Survey and partly
due to regulatory changes.
The survey revealed a concern amongst
members that budding Project Managers,
and Contracts Managers with contracting
Other 1 day courses under development
which are also planned to be run from
Autumn onwards are;
recognised course that mirrors the general
asbestos awareness sessions member
companies have been offering to enable
• Contract Law – forms of contract, Regulation 10 compliance. The course
members, could be better equipped to deal
commercial risk, indemnity, liability and consists of 3 hours of tutored learning with
with the tasks and responsibilities required
insurance 15 multiple choice questions. At present
during their day to day work.
there are 7 approved centres (4 of which are
It was recognised that Project Managers • Auditor training – ISO 17020 and 17025
ATAC companies) and any Association
are usually shouldered with responsibility for System Audits and Technical Assessments
members can apply to RSPH to become a
large contracts and valuable clients, often in preparation for UKAS visits
course provider, contact Rburton@rsph.org.
without any formal training, other than that
• RPE/PPE – “train the trainer” monthly ATaC is endorsing this course as the
gained as an analyst or surveyor.
RPE examination and PPE refresher benchmark for Regulation 10 compliance for
A well-respected “soft skills” training
• CDM/CAR – the overlap between the awareness training and urges all members to
provider was asked to design bespoke 1 day
two sets of regulations and their impact on approach RSPH. It is hoped that other
modules to cover a range of management
the roles of Designers, Clients and stakeholders such as the regulators and
skills. From September onwards ATaC will be
Principal Contractors construction client groups will also recognise
offering modules on;
• Contract Management In addition to these, the Royal Society for
All courses mentioned above will be
• Managing People the Promotion of Health (RSPH) has approved
advertised through the usual channels, on the
• Effective communication the ATaC syllabus for a Level 1 Certificate in
website and via flyers, in due course.
• Developing people Asbestos Awareness. This is a formally
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update to P403Training P404
Studies by the Health & safety comfortable with site pressures and the to set up a pump and read the slide. This
Laboratory (HSL) prior to the publication site environment. Only at this stage could then be carried out where there
of HSG248, the latest analyst’s bible, and would training in the conducting of was suitable supervision or reporting
the 2002 Regulations – showed that methodical visual inspections commence. channels to give confidence in the results
despite the quantity of records The punch comes when it takes over 8 and support for the analysts, while
maintained there were still problems out weeks to obtain a result from BOHS and, providing the valuable site experience
on site. A large part of the issue was that when considered alongside the fact that necessary, prior to embarking on the P04
there were no external control tests and, the analyst should have a minimum of course. Hopefully this would reduce
as such, it was difficult to judge the three months experience and training failure rates and speed up the processing
competence of an analyst in relation to before they are put forward for the P404 of papers.
peers and contemporaries. From this course, find and attend a course … it is
need two courses were created at the quite feasible to see a laboratory carrying P404 can then focus on the much
request of HSE and UKAS, P403 – for a member of staff for around 9 months tougher element of being an analyst –
fibre counting; and P404 – for sampling, before they can be deemed competent. the visual inspection. The added benefit
both of these courses are operated by being that an organisation would not
the British Occupational Hygiene Society Commercial pressures in this scenario have the commercial pressure to push
(BOHS) and they cover the two mean that analysts are booked on both someone through the P404 course
fundamental areas of an analysts job, the P403 and P404 the day they enter knowing they were not ready for it purely
reading slides and conducting visual the laboratory, they study like crazy and because of the timescales to book
inspections. read slides intensively while they wait for courses and obtain results. This has to be
the start of their course and exam, a good thing and it is now down to
The main issue that industry had with consequently they have little site UKAS to approve the courses for the
these two courses was that neither experience prior to the exam – increasing respective disciplines that they cover
qualified the analyst to be proficient for failure rates - and then have a couple of individually, such that an analyst may be
any fee paying work, only when both months waiting for results, during which deemed proficient to conduct leak and
were passed could an analyst be called time many laboratories conduct much of background tests upon passing P403,
an analyst, as such they may as well have the old style site based training and with organisational support and guidance
been combined. The problem with this is experience themselves. This leads to but not be able to conduct visual
that an analyst should not be ready to high failure rates, an extra burden on inspections until P404 has been passed.
pass a test of competence conducting a BOHS to mark papers in a system
visual inspection without a good few already under pressure. We await the decision.
months experience on-site, whilst
reading slides and setting up pumps is It was proposed to BOHS, by ATaC, Rob Blackburn
relatively easy. In the past an analyst that the P403 course could be altered to Redhill Analysts Ltd
could be trained to put on a pump and include basic pump set up, as well as the www.redhill-analysts.co.uk
read slides – all whilst participating in fibre counting, such that on passing P403
RICE – and, over time, become an analyst would be sufficiently proficient
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ARCA ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE NOTE:
MDHS 100 defines 3 types of asbestos surveys, which are:
recommended • Type 1: Location and assessment survey
• Type 2: Standard sampling and assessment survey
• Type 3: Full access sampling and identification survey
(pre demolition / major refurbishment survey)
This new guidance is intended to aid those conducting or
CONDUCTING or commissioning a Type 3 Survey and should be read in conjunction
INTERPRETING A TYPE 3 with MDHS100. The guidance is directed both to the client who
commissions this type of survey and surveyor who is requested to
ASBESTOS SURVEY undertake it.
ARCA’s new guidance states that the purpose of a Type 3 survey
is to identify all asbestos containing materials, “so far as reasonably
ARCA’s latest Guidance Note, which has once again
practicable” within the scope of work and the objectives as agreed
been produced by the associations Technical
with the client. Where the objectives would require the disturbance
Committee, is intended as an aid to those of elements of the building then these areas would be included in
commissioning, conducting, or interpreting a Type 3 the scope. MDHS 100 states that Type 3 surveys are appropriate in
Survey. The guidance is intended to supplement the buildings which are to be subject to planned works including
Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) Publication alterations, refurbishment or demolition (either partial or complete).
“MDHS 100 Surveying Sampling and Assessment of What constitutes a Type 3 survey remains one of the biggest
Asbestos Containing Materials” with particular talking points within the asbestos management industry, hence the
reference to Type 3 Surveys. requirement for this new guidance. In addition, the guidance is
required as clients commissioning refurbishment or demolition of
buildings have duties under the Construction (Design and
Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) to identify the presence of
ACMs and pass on that information to potential contractors. Usually
this will require a Type 3 (invasive) survey of the building or
structure. A Type 3 survey is designed to be used as a basis, but not
solely, for tendering the removal of ACMs from the building prior to
demolition or major refurbishment.
The purpose of all asbestos surveys is to identify the location;
type and extent of ACMs in order to collect information which will
assist in the preparation of a management plan. The principal
means of achieving compliance is for the dutyholder to commission
a formal asbestos survey, this guidance will assist the dutyholder in
deciding what type of survey to commission.
The guidance points out to clients that Type 1 and 2 surveys
should identify easily visible or accessible ACMs, whereas type 3
surveys should additionally identify ACMs which may be concealed
within the fabric of a building. Even the most diligent surveyor may
not find them all and careful consideration should be given by the
surveyor to stating the limitations of a type 3 asbestos survey. In
some instances ACMs will be so integral to the fabric of a building
that they may only be discovered during the course of
refurbishment or demolition. As a consequence the client should
make provision for this possibility.
As well as guidance on procurement, conducting and
interpreting a type 3 survey, the guidance also describes the Client’s
significant role in ensuring that the best possible survey report is
produced. The Client should ensure that the purpose of the survey
is made quite clear to the surveyor at the outset, and appropriate
access should be given to all relevant areas. This should ensure that
the information contained within the survey report is likely to be fit
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Tony Davison is
appointed the new
MD of Bostik
Bostik, the global sealants and adhesives company, has
announced that Tony Davison has taken over as Managing Director
Successful NEC show from of the firm’s UK operation, replacing Harry Murray who is retiring.
With over fifteen year’s worth of experience at Bostik, Tony is
Safety & Health Expo well qualified for the role.
Having originally joined Evode’s Automotive Division in the late
1980’s, Tony soon became Business Manager for Automotive and
ARCA ventured back to the Safety & Health Expo show at the Glazing, with further business areas added when Evode merged
NEC in May. The event which ran from 22nd to 25th May with Bostik in 2001. Since then Tony has excelled as Director of
comprised of busy exhibition halls and asbestos seminars. Visitors Bostik’s Industrial Adhesives SBU (Strategic Business Unit), the role
and exhibitors enjoyed the lively atmosphere, and it was a very busy he now vacates to take up the position of MD.
three days for everybody involved. Commenting on his appointment, Tony said: “2007 sees the
This year the Asbestos Zone was in a new Hall and ARCA were fruition of a multi-million pound investment by Bostik in the form of
a newly developed insulating glass sealant production facility and
joined by more Member companies. ARCA heavily promoted
the launch of various new initiatives.
training courses and asbestos awareness courses with Training “I am delighted to take up the responsibilities of Managing
Manager Chris Bishop on hand throughout the show to answer Director at such an exciting and important time for the company
queries from clients and contractors alike on all aspects of Asbestos and am confident that these initiatives, combined with our ongoing
Industry Training. research and development programme, will further strengthen
ARCA were involved in seminars at the asbestos theatre, Bostik’s position as a market leading sealants and adhesives
sponsored by DMW Environmental Ltd. company.
For more information on the show and particiapating in the 2008 For further information on Bostik, please contact Richard
Sellman on 01785 272727.
event visit www.safety-health-expo.co.uk
Second Year Running for
Specialist Award Winners, Silverdell
Celebrating the success of specialists in all areas of the
industry, the spectacular, London Hilton Hotel, accommodated
the annual Specialists in Construction Awards 2007, held on
Organised by Construction News the awards are to recognise
the critical role played by specialist contractors of all sizes and Accepting the award on behalf of Silverdell Sean Nutley (Chief
types on this country's construction projects and to celebrate the Operating Officer) said: “The importance of training across the
success of specialists in all areas of the industry. company is paramount to our development, and the response
Winners at last year’s Construction News ‘Specialists in from our supply chain to be part of this initiative has been
Construction’ Awards, ARCA member Silverdell were ecstatic to excellent."
pick up the coveted 'Construction News (Asbestos Removal) The judges said of their submission "The winner of the
Specialist Contractor of the Year' Award for the second year Asbestos Removal category demonstrated a pro-active approach
running. to training across the supply chain and for excellent in-house
Presented by ARCA’s Chief Executive, Terry Jago the fiercely auditing.”
contested award for Asbestos Removal, sponsored by the All finalists for the award were ARCA members: Rhodar (highly
Association was gladly handed over to Silverdell, the first commended), Cuddy and Caswell; all of whom have helped
company to secure this prestigious award for two years in create an excellent awareness of the Association across the UK
succession. Construction Industry.
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Aspect Contracts Sponsors Touring
Car and Driver Nick Leason.
The British Touring Car Championship
was established 49 years ago and in that
time has grown into this country’s biggest
motor racing show, with massive
Becky thanks County Air Ambulance
On October 20th last year Becky Goodwin, daughter of Arca Accounts Manager
Sue Goodwin, was involved in a serious road accident.
Aspect is delighted to be continuing Becky was trapped in her car for about an hour before the rescue services could
its sponsorship of young motor racing remove the roof to free her . She was flown by helicopter to Stoke hospital where she
star Nick Leason. Nick will compete in underwent emergency surgery.
this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Thankfully she is now making a good recovery and is full of praise for all the people
Car Championship as part of the Lexus who played a part in her rescue and medical care. The County Air Ambulance is funded
team, BTC Racing, who are confident that entirely by public donations and as in Becky’s case plays a vital role in getting people
they can offer up one or two surprises to with serious injuries to hospital by the quickest possible route.
the big teams in 2007. Thanks to the generosity of Arca members a donation of £2000 has been made to
Leason said “Thanks to Chris, Bert and this worthwhile service from charity monies raised during the year, and Becky has also
the Team I have been given the personally donated £1000 of her compensation money. A presentation was made on
opportunity to now race a S2000 spec May 15th at the County Air Ambulance base at Nottingham East Midlands airport.
Lexus for the 2007 season. The Team is
putting 100% into the development this
year and have on board some very
experienced people to make sure it
happens. I want to get out there now and
enjoy it and do the best job for the Team
and the fans that have supported me. I
have some great sponsors - Rockingham,
Aspect, Ensafe, Sabelt, Pentagon and
Legal shield and would like to thank them
for all their support”.
Aspect has made a significant financial
commitment to Nick and will be offering
him plenty of vocal support as well.
Aspect managing director Grant Beglan
will be attending a number of
championship races this year in the
company of staff and clients and they will
certainly be roaring home the Aspect
Supports Lovells in the Lake District (978m) and Snowdon, North
logo-bedecked Lexus. Wales (1,085m).
Three Peaks Challenge! It was the job of Silverdell to drive the
The round coming up include: Lovell’s teams to each of the three
Croft 03/Jun/2007 ARCA member, Silverdell (UK) Ltd destinations.
Oulton Park 24/Jun/2007 recently supported their client Lovell (house “We are extremely grateful to Silverdell.
builder and regeneration specialists) as they Not only did Silverdell supply the two
Donington Park 15/Jul/2007 rose to the Three Peaks Challenge. minibuses used by the teams, but also
Snetterton 29/Jul/2007 Raising over £33,000 for CARE provided us with two members of the
Brands Hatch 19/Aug/2007 International, the challenge was successfully support team who drive the teams around,
completed by two Lovells teams who bravely cooked for them and gave much-appreciated
climbed the UK’s highest mountains, Ben encouragement when the going got tough,”
Thruxton 14/Oct/2007 Nevis in Scotland (1,344m), Scafell Pike in said Steve Coombs, Lovell Regional Director.
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latest appointments & promotions
Windsor Waste Management Limited, AWM GROUP
Rainham, Essex, has appointed Gary Appoints Finance Director
McKinnon, National New Business Robin Dudfield has joined the AWM Group
Manager to manage and develop our Total as Finance Director.
Waste Management (TWM) business. Robin has worked as Finance Director with
Gary brings a wealth of industry expertise a number of successful, entrepreneurial fast
and experience in TWM with more than ten growth businesses in the West Midlands.
years actively delivering cost saving Paul Woodhead, Managing Director of the
solutions with many top FMCG and Blue- AWM Group comments: “Robin brings a
Gary McKinnon chip companies. wealth of experience to an important role in
To learn how we can potentially save Robin Dudfield the organization. His knowledge and
your business additionally costs to landfill through recycling by ambition will be key to managing the financial
contacting our Customer Support Services Team on 01708 55 99 66 stability of the company, whilst satisfying the growth plans of the
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. business. All our stakeholders, customers, suppliers and employees
will benefit from his leadership."
Peter Jukes Joins AWM Group
Peter Jukes has joined the AWM Group Silverdell Appoints New Finance Director
as Operations Director. Award Winning Silverdell Plc and leading
Peter’s previous roles have included UK asbestos services provider, is pleased to
responsibility for Municipal Contracts, announce that it has today appointed Chris
Commercial and Industrial Contracts and Sims as the Company’s Finance Director,
Commercial Sales. effective immediately.
Paul Woodhead, Managing Director, Chris brings over fifteen years of PLC
comments: "Peter joins us to strengthen experience from the construction and
our service delivery. His extensive industry support services sectors. Previously Finance
experience will ensure customers remain at Peter Jukes Director and Company Secretary of Brandon Chris Sims
the forefront of our thoughts as the business Hire PLC, Chris oversaw the growth of the business from
continues to grow and develop." turnover of £23m to £57m and negotiated and integrated around 20
Peter states: "One of the main attractions of AWM is that the acquisitions. From 1988 to 1999 he was Finance Director at Bakers
organisation offers individual solutions to potential client needs." Dolphin (a South West based travel agency chain) and helped grow
the business from a turnover of £20m to £100m.
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awarded Silver RoSPA
& UKAS Accreditation
Silverdell have scooped the
prestigious RoSPA Occupational and
Safety Awards for the second year
running. The Silver RoSPA Award was
presented to them at a special
ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham
Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition
Centre, on Thursday, May 24 which ran
alongside Safety & Health Expo 2007,
the UK’s premier health and safety at
David Rawlins, RoSPA Awards Manager,
said: “Silverdell UK Limited has Huddersfield-based risk management specialist BES Group has acquired asbestos
demonstrated how seriously they take inspection business E-Labs Environmental as part of its ongoing national expansion
health and safety management and are a strategy.
fine example to many other companies. BES Group, one of the largest Its growth has also catapulted BES Group
We would like to see more organisations consultancies of its kind in the UK, provides into the latest Sunday Times Profit Track 100 –
following their lead.” asbestos risk management services to a list of the UK’s fastest-growing privately-
During the same time, UKAS, has given thousands of small firms and major businesses, owned companies.
including Barclays, Argos, Dixons, Waitrose, BES Group and LDC will now work to
its accreditation to the inspection and
HBOS and DHL. ensure the enlarged business takes full
sampling methods employed by Silverdell E-Labs is an independent environmental advantage of rising demand driven by tough
UK Ltd’s Surveying Department for their consultancy specialising in UKAS accredited new regulations for the management of
asbestos surveying activities, complying asbestos inspection, sampling and testing. asbestos in the work place.
with International Standard ISO 17020 The Warrington business is led by founder John Lawrence MBE, said: “The newly
and awarded them for the methods used Diane Bridge, who will remain as Operations acquired business gives us greater regional
to carry out Type 1, 2 & 3 asbestos Director. BES Group Chairman John Lawrence access to the high growth asbestos risk
surveys in residential, commercial and MBE joins the board as Director. management market.
industrial premises and compliments the In July 2005, BES Group was the subject of “E-Labs has a strong brand in its market
a £24.5million MBO backed by private equity and will be run as a stand-alone niche business
ISO 9001 systems already in place.
firm LDC which invested £6.9million for a within BES Group. The acquisition strengthens
Mark Roberts, Silverdell Director said:
significant minority shareholding. our ability to meet customers’ needs across
“To be awarded with this influential Since then, the firm has been expanding its the North West and is part of our strategy to
recognition proves our commitment to network of highly trained surveyors and build on our historic sales growth.”
doing things right. We have recently analysts to provide comprehensive coverage Carl Wormald, director at LDC, said: “As
installed new health & safety initiatives of the UK, with offices now in Cardiff, awareness and enforcement of asbestos
into the business, and external Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, Surrey and regulation increases, BES Group is seeing
recognition by organisations such as Warrington and almost 200 employees. demand for its services continue to grow.
RoSPA proves that such initiatives can The strategy has continued to drive “The acquisition of E-Labs will enhance its
make a difference.” turnover, which has risen from £2.8million to reputation, technical abilities and further
£8.7million over the last four years. expand its geographical footprint. E-Labs will
play a significant role in driving further growth
as BES Group looks to fully capitalise on the
significant forecast growth in the asbestos
Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate &
NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS AWARD Structured Finance team, which supported the
MBO of BES Group, also funded the
The rapid growth of the AWM Group The AWM Group offers services acquisition of E-Labs.
during the last 12 months has culminated including the management of Industrial, BES Group and E-Labs marketplace is
in the company being selected as a finalist Commercial and Chemical waste, and the driven by the Control of Asbestos Regulation
for the Midlands and East of England safe and legal removal and disposal of 2006 (CAR 2006). The legislation requires
regional heat of The AXA Small to Medium Asbestos. duty holders in all commercial properties to
Sized Business of the Year Award. Paul Woodhead, Managing Director ensure that anyone working in, or visiting
The National Business Awards, comments: “Reaching the finals of the buildings, are protected from asbestos risks.
sponsored by Orange, celebrate business National Business Awards Regional There are over three million public and
success and have been referred to as the Programme, sponsored by Orange, is a private properties covered by the regulations
“Business Oscars” by Gordon Brown. To massive achievement. We have gone in the UK but is estimated that only 10-15 per
be nominated, businesses must have cent have had adequate asbestos surveys
through substantial changes during the last
performed. Of these, only a small proportion
achieved both commercial success and 12 months, and the opportunity to have
have implemented a robust management plan
have evidence of a robust business plan, this effort rewarded is clear recognition of
which satisfies regulatory requirements.
while taking an innovative and ethical the excellence and determination of our
BES Group was advised on the E-Labs
approach to their development strategy. staff.”
acquisition by Jonathan Robinson at
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recruitment & classified
AA Woods Asbestos Abatement
is an established and well respected
company with an excellent Health &
Safety track record in the asbestos
industry. We are qualified to BS-EN-
ISO9001-2000 status, which demonstrates
our ongoing commitment of quality to our
Clients. We are the first Asbestos Removal
Company in the country to gain
accreditation to the Investor in People
With continued expansion we are
currently seeking to employ a full time
Business Development Manager.
Key to the business you will be required
to identify and contact new and existing
clients and arrange meetings, in which
you will present AA Woods services. As
this is a client facing role you will have a
If you have a recruitment proven track record in developing and
advertisement or a classified item
The successful candidate will be field &
for sale or wish to sell a business, offices based and ideally have some
you can reach the asbestos construction Industry knowledge.
management industry through Benefits include;
placing an advert in ARCA News. Health Cover
Please contact ARCA News on Company Car
0870 1994044 for advertising and In the first instance send your CV to
email@example.com or for more
media information or email Woods House, River Way, information telephone 01279 444630
firstname.lastname@example.org Harlow, Essex CM20 2DP (closing date 20th July 2007)
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FALSE ECONOMIES – GRAVE CONSEQUENCES
The pressures on contracting services to reduce costs
are relentless, and are well understood by
manufacturers and suppliers to the asbestos removal
industry. However, substituting inferior copies of
consumable filters as used on power assisted respirators
in an attempt to make savings is not only false economy,
it can also have two major implications with grave
No legal protection
Firstly, while negative pressure masks and their filters carry
separate EN approvals, the approval for power assisted respirators
is designed to assess the performance of the whole system,
typically a ‘tight seal’ facemask, a turbine blower unit, and a filter,
all used in combination.
Therefore Respiratory Protective Equipment which carries this
approval provides the specifier with evidence that it has been
tested to achieve the required level of protection, when all the
components are correctly used together, to meet his Risk
Apart from making it easier to follow a specification when
originally selecting equipment, it also helps the specifier to meet
his legal requirements in selecting and using appropriately
approved equipment. Make no mistake about it, use of a filter that
was not tested to form part of the original approval of the
equipment negates the approval, and therefore removes the legal
protection provided to the specifier.
Secondly, and possibly of greater concern, is the health risk
implication to the wearer of using equipment that has not been
approved. The limited amount of information available on these
‘copy’ filters indicates that their performance with the power
assisted respirators commonly in use in the industry is well below
that of the correct approved product. It would certainly not instill
the wearer with confidence to know cost saving measures may
reduce protection from harmful levels of exposure, and almost
certainly, use of copy filters would put a wearer’s health at risk.
Crippling legal costs, and worse
Surely the asbestos removal industry which has done so much
in recent years to ‘tidy up its act’ and present a responsible face to
the public, would not want to suffer either of these implications for
the sake of what may appear at first to be a short term saving.
This apparent cost saving means using filters that are not
approved for use with your respirator, potentially producing future
claims, legal costs and awards that may well put companies out of
business. It could also result in criminal charges being brought
against those responsible and certainly produce the risk of more
asbestos related deaths.
Not much of a saving, is it?
Scott Health & Safety Ltd.,
Pimbo Road, West Pimbo, Skelmersdale, Lancs. WN8 9RA.
Tél : +44(0)1695 711711 Fax: +44 (0) 1695 711764
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Asbestos Removal Industry Courses
New Operative Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 11-13 16-18 20-22 17-19 15-17 12-14 10-12 £425.00 £475.00 -
Rayleigh 4-6,25-27 2-4 6-8 3-5,24-26 1-3 5-7 3-5 £425.00 £475.00 -
Wakefield 15-17 24-26 £425.00 £475.00 -
Manchester 25-27 10-12 19-21 £425.00 £475.00 -
Bristol 18-20 8-10 £425.00 £475.00 -
Middlesbrough 18-20 8-10 £425.00 £475.00 -
East Anglia 10-12 £425.00 £475.00 -
Glasgow 25-27 24-26 £425.00 £475.00 -
Operative Refresher Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 14,26 3,13,19 235,20 18,29 15 13 £155.00 £175.00 -
Rayleigh 1,7,11, 5,18, 9,10,17 6,14,17 4,12,16, 8,16,27 6,13
13,22,29 23,31 21,2919,27 23,25,30 £155.00 £175.00 -
Wakefield 13 5 8 5 31 29 £155.00 £175.00 -
Manchester 4,28 12 2913,25 2,24 22 4 £155.00 £175.00 -
Bristol 21 9 6 7 11 13 £155.00 £175.00 -
Middlesbrough 21 11 £155.00 £175.00 -
East Anglia 13 £155.00 £175.00 -
Glasgow 28 27 1 £155.00 £175.00 -
New Supervisor Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 4-6 6-8 1-3 £425.00 £475.00 -
Rayleigh 9-11 10-12 12-14 £425.00 £475.00 -
Wakefield 26-28 £425.00 £475.00 -
Manchester 16-18 £425.00 £475.00 -
Bristol 3-5 £425.00 £475.00 -
Middlesbrough 5-7 £425.00 £475.00 -
East Anglia £425.00 £475.00 -
Glasgow 3-5 £425.00 £475.00 -
Supervisor Refresher Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 7 20 9 21 4 16 6 £210.00 £230.00 -
Rayleigh 8,21,28 6,12,24 16,30 4,13,28 11,18,24 9,15,28 14 £210.00 £230.00 -
Wakefield 14 9 3 28 £210.00 £230.00 -
Manchester 29 25 23 14 25 23 £210.00 £230.00 -
Bristol 22 7 6 12 £210.00 £230.00 -
Middlesbrough 24 £210.00 £230.00 -
East Anglia 14 £210.00 £230.00 -
Glasgow 6 31 £210.00 £230.00 -
Licensed Contractor Management Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 19-20 £295.00 £365.00 -
Rayleigh 31-1 4-5 £295.00 £365.00 -
Licensed Contractor Management Update Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 9 £155.00 £175.00 -
Rayleigh 15 7 17 £155.00 £175.00 -
Wakefield £155.00 £175.00 -
Manchester £155.00 £175.00 -
Bristol 26 £155.00 £175.00 -
Middlesbrough 12 £155.00 £175.00 -
East Anglia £155.00 £175.00 -
Glasgow £155.00 £175.00 -
Pennine Manor - Huddersfield 24 £155.00 £175.00 -
Asbestos Surveying and Consultancy Courses
Supervisory Licence Holders Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 23-25 24-26 £425.00 £475.00 -
Rayleigh 13-15 8-10 £425.00 £475.00 -
Wakefield 7-9 £425.00 £475.00 -
Manchester £425.00 £475.00 -
Bristol £425.00 £475.00 -
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Asbestos Surveying and Consultancy Courses (cont)
Supervisory Licence Holders Update Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 26 27 £155.00 £175.00 -
Rayleigh 16 11 £155.00 £175.00 -
Wakefield £155.00 £175.00 -
Manchester £155.00 £175.00 -
Bristol £155.00 £175.00 -
BOHS P402 Buildings Surveys & Bulk Sampling for Asbestos Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 14-16 £445.00 £475.00 £100.00
Rayleigh 27-29 15-17 £445.00 £475.00 £100.00
Wakefield 27-29 £445.00 £475.00 £100.00
Manchester £445.00 £475.00 £100.00
NIACS RSPH Level 3 Certificate in Asbestos Inspection Procedures (P402 Conversion) Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 10-13 18-21 20-23 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Rayleigh 10-13 18-21 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Wakefield 10-13 18-21 20-23 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Manchester 18-21 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Bristol 10-13 20-23 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Middlesbrough 18-21 20-23 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
East Anglia £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
Glasgow 18-21 £625.00 £655.00 £65.00
NIACS RSPH Level 3 Certificate in Asbestos Inspection Procedures Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 9-13 17-21 19-23 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Rayleigh 9-13 17-21 19-23 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Wakefield 9-13 17-21 19-23 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Manchester 17-21 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Bristol 9-13 19-23 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Middlesbrough 17-21 19-23 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
East Anglia £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Glasgow 17-21 £755.00 £805.00 £65.00
Client Management & Industry Awareness Courses
Client Management Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 11-12 £295.00 £365.00 -
Rayleigh 18-19 15-16 £295.00 £365.00 -
Wakefield £295.00 £365.00 -
Manchester 3-4 £295.00 £365.00 -
Bristol 27-28 £295.00 £365.00 -
Client Management Update Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Member Non Member Exam
Burton 1 9 £155.00 £175.00 -
Rayleigh 26 £155.00 £175.00 -
Wakefield £155.00 £175.00 -
Manchester 5 £155.00 £175.00 -
Bristol 25 £155.00 £175.00 -
HSE Licensed Scaffolders - All half day courses run from 9.00am to 1.00pm Course Fees (excl VAT)
June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Prices on Application
Burton 6 6
Rayleigh 18 21
Asbestos Awareness for the Construction Industry Call for details
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diary ARCA Regional Meetings:
East Anglia Regional Meeting
Northern Regional Meeting
Pennine Manor Hotel
ARCA Governing Council Meetings:
17th July 10.30am Cityside Centre
21st August 10.30am Leeds
18th Sept 10.30am Naval Club
3rd July PR & Marketing Sub Committee 10.00am ARCA House
Please visit www.arca.org.uk 7th Aug Management Committee Meeting 10.00am ARCA House
for meeting dates and venues 14th Aug Technical & Quality
Sub Committee Meeting 10.00am ARCA House
2nd Oct Management Committee Meeting 10.00am ARCA House
2nd Oct PR & Marketing Sub Committee 1.00pm ARCA House
ARCA Technical Meetings:
21st June Technical Meeting 10.30am Naval Club
12th July Technical Meeting 10.30am Naval Club
9th August Technical Meeting 10.30am Naval Club
13th Sept Technical Meeting 10.30am Naval Club
29th August ARCA National Golf Day The Belfry
5th Oct Annual General Meeting 9.30am London Zoo
Association New Individual Surveyor Members Mr M Hawkins
Stanley Hawks Ltd
Membership Update 10 Coker Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0NJ
Mr J Sahajpal T: 01268 691628
Jagdeep Singh Sahapal F: 01268 691628
New Full Members Trident Surveying Ltd, Pinetree Centre E: email@example.com
Durham Road, Birtley, Co Durham DH3 2TD
T: 0191 492 1628 Mr A Penberthy
Mr C Gibson F: 0191 410 0916
Controlled Asbestos Removal Access Scaffolding Services Ltd
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 1 Paper Mill Road, Cardiff CF11 8DG
Unit 7 Silkwood Park, Fryers Way W: www.tridentsurveying.co.uk
Ossett, Wakefield WF7 9TS T: 02920 554321
T:: 01924 232600 F: 02920 555567
Mr L Lynch
F: 01924 232606 Trident Surveying Ltd
E: email@example.com Ms S Klieve
Pinetree Centre, Durham Road High Peak Scaffolding Ltd
W: www.demolitiongroup.com Birtley, Co Durham DH3 2TD Unit 5 Tideswell Business Park
T: 0191 492 1628 Meverill Road, Tideswell,
Mr R Jackson F: 0191 410 0916
C Jackson & Sons Derbyshire SK17 8PY
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01298 872666
Keysoe Road, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire MK44 2EA W: www.tridentsurveying.co.uk
T: 01234 771311
F: 01234 771128 Mr Tim Clark
Mr VP Singh Khaira Asbestos Equipment & Supplies Ltd
E: kjacksonandsons.co.uk Trident Surveying Ltd
W: www.cjacksonandsons.co.uk Unit 9 Whitehall Cross Industrial Estate
Pinetree Centre, Durham Road Whitehall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 5XE
Birtley, Co Durham DH3 2TD T: 01132 799990
Mr E Sharpe T: 0191 492 1628
Crompton Services F: 01132 799997
F: 0191 410 0916 E: email@example.com
Crompton House, Crompton Road E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4BG W: www.aes-ltd.co.uk
T: 0115 944 7777
F: 0115 944 4004 Mr John Master
E: email@example.com John Master Consultancy Ltd
W: www.cromptonservices.co.uk 18 Wedgewood Avenue, Westlands The following companies are no longer
Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 2JD members of the Association:
Mr D Broadhurst T:: 01782 633057
AIB Solutions Ltd F: 01782 633057 Full Members:
Unit 6 Winghay Close, Longbridge Hayes E: firstname.lastname@example.org Grays Thermal Insulation Engineers Ltd
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST6 4DU
T: 0800 389 3166 Jameson Group Ltd
New Associate Members Tool Up Asbestos Solutions Ltd
F: 01782 815223
W: www.aibsolutions.co.uk Mr D Walker Associate Members:
Environmental Contracts Ltd Amazon Recruitment Ltd
Mr John Walker Unit 11 Dormston Trading Estate First Business Support
RBG Limited Burton Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2UF
Norfolk House, Pitmedden Road, Dyce T: 01902 881300
F: 01902 676300 ATAC Members:
Aberdeen AB21 0DP
T: 01224 722888 E: email@example.com Cortec Consultancy
F: 01224 723406 W: www.environmentalcontracts.co.uk
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