NEWS / LEGISLATION

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Changing SAP Now Even Better!

The SAP has evolved, find out how below and contact us today to secure spaces for your new or developing operatives on our first intake of the new SAP scheduled for Monday 21 May. There are 3 main improvements to the SAP that are detailed below but the sector leading content remains the same including extensive ACAD Asbestos training, Mines Resc[read more]

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 28 May 2018. The new Regulation gives the individual more robust protection against misuse of their personal information/data. As an employer you will have a great deal of personal information in your possession, this is fine…..but there are new requirements about what exactly you[read more]

Enhanced Verification of Overseas Qualifications

The UK’s international qualifications agency UK NARIC and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced additional measures relating to the assessment of overseas qualifications. From 01 December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped a[read more]