As the holder of an HSE issued licence to remove asbestos ARDS pride themselves in being at the forefront of improvements within the industry. ARDS have all site staff certified by the RSPH as having satisfied the criteria to have proved Competence to NVQ Level 2 (operatives) Level 3 (supervisors) & Level 4 (senior managers) we are, to our knowledge, the only Licenced contractor in Scotland to hold this level of competence throughout the company.
Add to this management that hold general certification from NEBOSH, the safety industries standard certificate, and membership of the Institute of Leadership Management and the only Scottish company to have a member of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute (ARMI) a body both supported and promoted by the HSE.
The company is registered with both CHAS and Construction Line, bodies which assess the performance of the companies Health & Safety and other criteria before awarding accreditation. ARDS also rank as members of the British Safety Council.
Being members of the trade body ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) allows the company to benchmark against others in the industry. Over the past four years ARDS employees have ranked amongst the highest scorers in training results earning the company four consecutive Gold Awards for training. Being enrolled in the Site Audit Accreditation Scheme ensures that the Company consistently meets the strict operational standards required in the industry.
Companies with this level of investment in staff and Health and Safety should clearly be the only ones to seriously consider when undertaking any works involving asbestos.