NEWS

New HSE Licence without the Assessment Interview?

HSE have written to all licence holders to inform them of a major evolution to the licensing regime.  If your HSE licence expires on or after 1 April 2019 then you could receive your new licence or even be refused one outright, without HSE coming out to meet you. From 1 December 2018 renewal applications will be made electronically and the evide[read more]

Reddish Vale are Recruiting Operatives & Supervisors

Reddish Vale is a family run and well respected Asbestos Removal Contractor operating nationwide but based in the North West. We believe in good quality hard work and overwhelmingly aim for maximum client satisfaction. We are seeking to employ Qualified Asbestos Removal Operatives & Supervisors to help in the growth of our on-going pr[read more]

Supervisor Qualification Options in the Licensed Asbestos Industry

With the CLC decision firmly establishing NVQ standards across all UK construction disciplines, all mainstream organisations linked to the Licensed Asbestos Industry have had to follow ACAD’s lead and embraced NVQ standards. A standard ACAD has been delivering since the year 2000. For operatives, the choice of competence qualifications is firmly[read more]

ACAD Skill Card Price Rise

The cost of a ACAD Skill Card will be increasing to £36 (including VAT) with effect from 1 October 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by TICA/ACAD. ACAD is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK for the Asbestos Industries. An ACAD Skill card provides evidence that individuals working on construction si[read more]

HSE Publish PoW Guidance

HSE Publish PoW Guidance Following on from the HSE request for ACAD Members input into the post implementation review of PoW guidance back in May, HSE have now released their final draft ahead of tomorrow’s ALG meeting hosted by ACAD. This has changed significantly from the original consultation and the new version can be found here. Any com[read more]

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]