Westland Environmental Ltd are Recruiting

  ACAD Member, Westland Environmental Ltd is a family run business and Licenced Asbestos Removal Contractor. They have an enviable record for completing projects on time and Client satisfaction is their utmost priority. They are seeking an experienced Supervisor and Operatives to help with their on going projects and join their te[read more]

Analyst Inspection Programme Draft Report

ACAD members will be familiar with the findings from the HSE’s analyst inspection programme from 2015 via the popular ACAD regional meetings and up to date ACAD training material.  HSE have now made a draft version of their report available to ACAD to distribute to our members, however don’t forget this draft version may be subject to change, just [read more]

Charity of the Year

We are pleased to announce our nominated charity of the year for the next 12 months is Mind. This deserving charity aims to help anyone who is experiencing mental health problems by providing advice and support. Our generous guests at our recent TICA Annual Lunch kicked off our campaign by raising a fabulous £2,500! Staff, learners and member[read more]

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. An ACAD Skill card provides evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. W[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]