'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 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]

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]

ACAD to Celebrate 25 Years in Style

2018 is a significant milestone for our organisation and on Thursday 7 June we will be hosting a celebratory Golf Day & Gala Dinner to mark 25 years of supporting the Asbestos Industry. This year’s event will be held at Oulton Hall Hotel in Leeds. Many thanks to our sponsors this year, Direct Insurance, Thermac, Windsor Waste and Assure36[read more]

Field trials stage for ALERT

The real-time fibre monitoring system gives instant results – why not get involved with the field trial? ACAD has been supporting the development of the ALERT system for a number of years, and it’s great to see it reaching the field trial stage. “It really is a great piece of kit with potentially some great applications,’ says Gilpin Environm[read more]

Information leads to improvement

Every Wednesday morning we receive information from the Asbestos Licensing Unit showing all live notifications across the UK. Basic details of each job are also provided. It’s this information which enables us to plan our unannounced audits. “Importantly, and as expected, over the past 12 months the type of issues found during the audit and thei[read more]

Regionals Round Up

The latest round of informative and interesting ACAD Regionals has now drawn to a close.  Attendees are now fully up to speed with the NVQ challenge facing the sector driven by the CLC decision that at a stroke over 1,000 days ago made routes to CSCS cards that are not equivalent to NVQ redundant.  Whilst the challenge is significant, ACAD members [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]

Charity choice

This year's chosen charity of the Year has been announced. ACAD and TICA members chose to support the British Heart Foundation, with generous guests at TICA’s 60th anniversary celebrations raising more than £2000 for the charity in Manchester at the beginning of October. Staff, learners and members will organise fundraising activities to bene[read more]