NEWS

ACAD PM Benchmark Data Well Received

ACAD has been flooded with positive feedback on our initial report published the Asbestos sectors first ever benchmark values for a range of activities. ACAD, the not for profit trade association leading the Asbestos sector, gathered PM data from a variety of licence holders from across the sector and published our initial report at the start of[read more]

Overseas Qualifications Under the Spotlight

Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site. The most well-known of these was the recent withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation and the planned closure of the Construction Site Visitor card. However, one area that is[read more]

S/NVQ Centres for the Asbestos Sector Now Open for Business!

ACAD, the not for profit trade association leading the Asbestos sector, is pleased to announce the Asbestos sectors first dedicated S/NVQ centre is now available to ACAD members as well as commercial training providers who are members of the IATP or UKATA. Background ACAD undertook a significant research project into the S/NVQ challenge facin[read more]

Got your phone? You’ve got your Skill Card

As well as your physical Skill Card, we’re now issuing a virtual card, so you’ve always got it to hand. The virtual Skill Card is stored on the Vircarda app, which is available to download FREE of charge from Google Play, the Windows Store and The App Store. Once you have installed Vircarda, simply enter the registration code and PIN we’ll se[read more]

CSCS Goes Back to Basics

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was set up 23 years ago to ensure that everyone who works on UK building sites has the training and qualifications they need for their role. However, over time that original aim was lost. “When I joined in 2012 the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card, which required no qualifications to [read more]

'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]