The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) is the leading trade association in the field of asbestos management services.

ARCA is committed to providing the best asbestos training, support, representation and advice, so offering a unique range of benefits and support services to members.

ARCA, was formed on July 1st 1980, to support the asbestos removal contractors in the UK. Over 35 years in operation the Association has seen many changes in working procedures and legislation, and a significant increase in membership.

Membership has grown considerably from the original four founder members, with members in all regions of the UK – North East, North West, Midlands, South West and Wales, South East, East Anglia, Scotland – and also in the Republic of Ireland.

ARCA use various methods to communicate to and with members, including regional meetings held regularly throughout the year. This allows local members to play more of an active role in the Association and enable their views to be heard by the ARCA Governing Council. We also publish the ARCA News magazine four times a year, which has become an essential read for all asbestos management professionals.

The Association has gained credibility with HSE, Government, local authorities, and all those concerned with safety in the occupational handling and removal of asbestos materials.

Our members are seen as the specialists in this difficult and hazardous industry, and recognised for their professionalism and quality of work. Therefore, clients know when they choose ARCA members they are selecting from the very best in the industry.

The Association has followed and been audited under the ISO9001 quality management system for the last thirteen years. The ARCA quality management system (QMS) describes the approach, procedures and processes to be followed in order to demonstrate the Association’s ability to consistently provide quality membership, training and auditing services.