Congratulations to Chris

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Chris Dobson - H&S Manager (1)Congratulations to Chris Dobson, our Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, on becoming the very first person in the UK to be awarded the ARCA ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management in November.

The Institute of Leadership & Management accreditation in association with ARCA – the Asbestos Removal Contractors’ Association – was specifically developed for new and aspiring managers in the asbestos removal industry to develop the knowledge and skills they need to manage, motivate and lead others; enabling them to improve their own performance and that of their workforce and business.

The qualification consolidates management skills and experience, and develops the capabilities and personal awareness needed to be a leader, including how to motivate a team and strategies to develop the people managed, develop strategies to support the management of challenges and opportunities that arise, and effective communications to support team activities.

To gain the ARCA ILM Leadership and Management qualification Chris passed four units which took the form of classroom sessions and assignments which covered communications management, risk management, developing people and managing people in the workplace.

“I’m delighted to have gained this ILM qualification and in the time I set myself! I was looking for a further management qualification, so when I heard about the ILM qualification developed by ARCA, it was ideal. I enjoyed the topics and the challenge. I’d like to thank my tutor, James, who was very supportive throughout the whole process, and Thompsons of Prudhoe for encouraging staff development.”

Chris is now keen to progress to membership of ARMI (Asbestos Removal Management Institute), to add to his membership of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, Chartered Quality Institute, and Association of CDM Coordinators.

Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA, met Chris at the Association’s North East Regional Meeting on 9th November. “It’s fantastic to see the commitment Chris has shown in gaining this qualification in the time he has, and the support he has had from our member Thompsons of Prudhoe. I had pleasure in talking to him about the ARMI application process.”