ATaC supports Futures Housing Group
Earlier this year, Futures Housing Group looked to the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association to deliver asbestos surveying qualification to their team of surveyors.
Surveyors undertake asbestos qualification with ATaC
Earlier this year, Futures Housing Group looked to the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) to deliver asbestos surveying qualification to their team of surveyors.
Futures Housing Group (FHG) owns and manages a portfolio of 9,000 properties across the East Midlands, as well as managing nearly 200 privately owned homes for a range of landlords.
The Group’s property management team includes a team of 12 surveyors. The surveyors have asbestos awareness training, however, at the end of last year FHG looked at what specific asbestos surveying training or qualifications were available to support the team and the business.
Dean Tonks, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at FHG, explained: “We recognise our legal duty to understand where and what material contains asbestos, and manage any associated risk. Therefore, as a business we took the decision to invest in furthering the asbestos knowledge base of our surveying team. After reviewing the available qualifications, the most suitable was the RSPH qualification which is delivered by ATaC."
“The qualification delivered what we needed and more,” said Dean. “Properties have full asbestos surveys carried out by external professionals, and this will continue, however by having asbestos surveying expertise in-house, re-inspections can be carried out by our own team of surveyors. Also, as the team are now fully aware of what to look for they can recognise any concerns at a property visit. This meets our aim of bringing more expertise in-house, reducing costs and adding a further benefit to our tenants and landlords.”
After completing the three days and the assessments all the surveyors were awarded the RSPH qualification.
Candidates feedback included: “Very well structured and presented.” - “The tutor was excellent and very informative.” - “Well explained by the tutor (Shaun).” - “Very informative and delivered very well by Matt.”