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ATAC are involved with various groups and committees on behalf of its members. ATAC participates in public relations, advertising, training, education, lobbying, and networking on behalf of the members in relation to the asbestos industry.
One of the ways these are carried out are through the committees and groups ATAC are involved with. This is an overview of the committees and groups that ATAC are actively involved with:
The joint ATAC and ARCA Governing Council are made up from several of the association’s members. Monthly meetings are held to review the progress of the associations. The main decisions and the direction of the associations are presented at these meetings. The Governing Council meet ten times per year.
ATAC Management Committee
The ATAC Management Committee is made up of several of the association’s members. Monthly meetings are held to review the progress of ATAC. The main decisions and the direction of the association are agreed at these meetings. The Management Committee meet ten times per year.
Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG)
The Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG) is a forum of key stakeholders that works together in a constructive way to promote best standards and practice in relation to control and work with asbestos.
The ALG aims to promote measures that will bring about a reduction in the level of asbestos related diseases. The ALG publishes guidance material, in the form of ALG memos concerning work with asbestos.
Its strategic work is detailed in the ALG work plan which takes forward the HSE strategy. The ALG meets approximately every 6 months.
Asbestos in Schools (AiS)
The Asbestos in schools group (AiS) is a group of organizations and individuals who are concerned about the problem of asbestos in schools. The aim is to make schools safe from the dangers of asbestos by improving asbestos management.
The group is under the auspices of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Safety and Health and the chairwoman is Annette Brooke MP. Its members include all six teacher trade unions, the three school support staff unions, solicitors, asbestos and risk experts, the Asbestos consultants association, the Hazards organisation; the Asbestos victims support forum and individuals who have been directly affected by the adverse effects of asbestos in schools. The AiS meets approximately every two of months.
UKAS asbestos Technical Advisory Committee (UKAS TAC)
The Committee was established in 2002. The role of the Asbestos Technical Advisory Committee is to provide technical advice to UKAS on matters relating to asbestos (including sampling, testing and surveying). The Asbestos TAC currently meets approximately every 6 months.
ATAC & ARCA Joint Technical Committee
The Technical Committee focuses their guidance on specific problem areas within the relating to the industry and produces pieces of guidance which are published in the ARCA/ATAC News Journal and is uploaded to the ARCA/ATAC Websites. The Technical Committee meet nine times per year.
Health & Safety Executive Asbestos Partnership
The asbestos partnership meet to discuss issues that are relevant and important to all the group, the group comes from a wide range of organisations to ensure that the whole spectrum of those influenced by asbestos and exposure to it is covered, with a view to better protecting the workers of today. The HSE Partnership delegation meets approximately every 6 months.
The Training Committee plans and develops effective training courses to the needs and requirements of the association’s members. The Training Committee currently meets approximately every 2 months.
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