ARPS hosts inaugural RPS Refresher Courses for Vets
ARPS is hosting its first ever RPS Refresher Courses specifically tailored for Vets next month.
Two half-day courses will take place at the company's Westhill premises between 9.30am-1pm on Wednesday May 16, and Thursday May 31.
It is recommended RPSs attend a refresher course every three to five years, depending on duties and experience, to maintain RPS certification.
These courses are specifically designed to update the veterinary practice RPS on changes in legislation and practice.
To book a place, call 01224 749784, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link.
ARPS attends Offshore Decommissioning Conference
ARPS is attending the 2017 Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrew's on November 27-29. The Aberdeen radiation firm joins more than 450 industry professionals at the Fairmont Hotel. The conference will encompass numerous keynote sessions all focused on the latest decommissioning updates, trends and case studies. It will bring a wide spectrum of oil and gas companies together, including small supply chain companies, contractors and many of the large operators. If you are visiting, find us at Stand 31. We look forward to seeing you there.
To find out more about the conference visit http://offshoredecommissioningconference.co.uk
ARPS office move
ARPS is relocating to new premises at Westhill Industrial Estate to accommodate its growing work force and increasing client list.
The 1st Floor of the Air Products Building, on Enterprise Drive, will also provide greatly improved training facilities for the company’s radiation protection and transport courses.
The move will take place on November 10, 2017
ARPS inspires future workforce
Inspiring the region’s future workforce has earned ARPS a special award.
The company has pledged its support for Developing the Young Workforce, a project aimed at bringing fresh and exciting new talent into local companies.
ARPS director Penny Wade took part in two careers fairs at Westhill and Meldrum academies earlier this year, providing advice to pupils considering a career in radiation protection.
Participation in both events has earned ARPS a Developing the Young Workforce Certificate of School Engagement.
ARPS will continue its support of the scheme by taking part in further careers fairs this autumn.
Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year!
All of us at ARPS would like to take this opportunity to wish our Clients a very Merry Christmas and when it comes, a Happy New Year!
Richard Smith Awarded Certification
Richard Smith has been awarded his Radiation Protection Adviser Certification. The certification process requires lots of study and completing a portfolio of work covering all aspects of the implementation of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. The certificates are awarded by an HSE approved body – RPA2000 after the portfolio has been audited and passed.
Richard is the third RPA we have trained within ARPS.
Matthew Firth - New Trainee Adviser
We have a new trainee adviser - Matthew Firth. Matthew has joined us after completing his PhD at Aberdeen University. He had previously completed his Medical Physics training so will help in advising users of x-rays and unsealed sources. Matthew’s first trip to an oil production installation was in Mauritania.
Healthy Working Lives Award
We have been awarded the Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award by NHS Grampian. For this we did activities including cookery (at Nick Nairn’s) and safe driving at Absafe which were great fun. We have now started our Silver Award and already booked a session to try curling.
Rory Jamieson Awarded Certification
Rory Jamieson has now been awarded his Radioactive Waste Adviser certification to go along with his RPA certificate which he was awarded earlier in 2016. The RWA advises on the management and disposal of radioactive waste for compliance with RSA93 and EPR10.