ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) yesterday made their announcement that they are increasing the number of unannounced site visits for their members from 2 to 3 starting in January 2020.
Midlands Asbestos Solutions have full ARCA accreditation
We at Midlands Asbestos Solutions, as a full member of the association, back the recent change as it shows the commitment from both ARCA and its members for continuous improvement and perfection to meet the high standards that we as a collective set.
As part of the Associations Rules of Membership set out in the ARCA Site Audit Accreditation Scheme (SAAS), there is no prior notice to companies that ARCA will be attending the site to carry out the audits so there can be no prior planning, but because of the way that we work here at Midlands Asbestos Solutions, our high standard of work and rigorous safety methods and procedures are adhered to at all times and we carry out every job to Gold Standard (ARCA’s highest SAAS award) as if ARCA were attending the site.
Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA had this to say about the recent announcement: “ARCA has seen members maintain high standards of performance over the two years site audits have been unannounced. Now this increase in the number of site audits is a further step in our commitment to support our members’ maintenance of high standards, and a further step in providing reassurance to end-clients”
“ARCA has seen members maintain high standards of performance over the two years site audits have been unannounced. Now this increase in the number of site audits is a further step in our commitment to support our members’ maintenance of high standards, and a further step in providing reassurance to end-clients”
“ARCA is the association raising standards.”
“As I have said previously, undertaking two ‘unannounced’ audits of every member, every year, was an expensive strategy as sometimes when our auditors arrive at a job it is not at a stage reasonable to audit or may have finished early(ii). We believe this to be a cost worth paying to ensure audits are truly unannounced.”
“This announcement today confirms our on-going commitment to provide a strong level of reassurance of our member contractors’ competency to all parties.”
We at Midlands Asbestos Solutions back the new announcement fully and look forward to maintaining our high standard of work and safety on the work we carry out.
You can read the original press release on ARCA’s website.