NEWS

'Asbestos ALERT' field trials in Holland with Mini Containment

Alert Technology Ltd are pleased to announce field trials of the 'Asbestos ALERT', their life-saving new real­ time airborne asbestos warning device, will be starting outside of the UK for the first time with Mini Containment Nederland BV. The 'Asbestos ALERT' is the first device of its kind and the only known fibre monitoring technology current[read more]

Save the date! The Contamination Expo Series is Fast Approaching

More than 3,500 contamination professionals will head to Birmingham's NEC on the 12 & 13 September for Europe’s leading event for contamination experts - showcasing the latest strategies, techniques and technologies being used to prevent, treat and manage contaminated land, water and air. Visit www.contaminationexpo.com to register for your [read more]

ACAD Launch Personal Monitoring Benchmark Data

All Licence holders are required to obtain Personal Monitoring (PM) data which is used to confirm the suitability of RPE and also to allow individual exposures for different types of work to be estimated as accurately as possible. ACAD’s guide to personal monitoring Personal Monitoring published last year explains how a LARC can build on thi[read more]

CSCS to Withdraw 100,000 Construction Site Visitor Cards

Most people are familiar with the contribution made by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) towards improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. For several years now the strategic direction of the scheme has focused on ensuring that all applicants achieve a nationally recognised construction related qualification. The[read more]

NVQ Assessment Infrastructure Update

ACAD has been selected by CITB, the Standard Setting Body for the Asbestos sector, to ensure high quality VQ assessment standards for the entire asbestos sector.  As part of this ACAD has successfully launched an SQA centre and a second NOCN centre is due to go live imminently. These centres are available for our members, as well as commercial t[read more]

Summer Regionals

The latest round of regionals has drawn to a close with some of our regions attracting record attendance figures.  Due to the demand ACAD will also be hosting a virtual regional, look out for the invitation to this shortly. On the agenda was HSE licensing latest, all the updates from the ALG, Strategic information via Build UK as well as cost cu[read more]

PQ Reform: Build UK Need ACAD Member Support

Build UK's work on Pre-Qualification Reform has reached an important milestone.  The Common Assessment Standard (CAS) which they have developed with members like ACAD, aims to improve industry productivity through a streamlined Pre-Qualification process, is nearly finished. Build UK has now asked for ACAD Members to volunteer to help support the[read more]

ACAD Member ARG are Recruiting!

Asbestos Supervisors and Operatives (London and South East) Due to an expanding workload, ARG are currently looking for experienced Full Time Asbestos Supervisors and Operatives for Licensed removal works in London and Surrounding Areas. You must hold relevant qualifications and appropriate refresher training. A minimum of 2 years’ experience[read more]

HSE have Requested ACAD Member Feedback for Draft POW Guidance

HSE has asked for ACAD member feedback/comments on the recent discussion document that is planned to become official HSE guidance later this year. Please note this document is a working draft and is subject to change. Are there any omissions? Does anything need clarifying? Any corrections? In the first instance please forward any comments [read more]

ACAD Create Dedicated SVQ Centre Delivering Scottish Vocational Qualifications

ACAD has now successfully created a dedicated SVQ centre delivering Scottish Vocational Qualifications to support the Asbestos sector throughout Scotland.  This Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) centre is available to Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors as well as IATP and UKATA members with the confidence that ACAD is assuring the quality [read more]