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]

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. The day’s events will commence with a round of golf and bacon butties. First tee off will be[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]

ACAD Manager Graham Warren Headlining the Contamination Expo

The Asbestos sector is all too familiar with the rolling annual generic refresher training and associated ‘tickets’ but the introduction of NVQ as the new minimum accepted competency level in the Asbestos sector is set to change all of that.  ACAD Manager Graham Warren explores how the sector is moving to NVQ standards and CPD for professionals cre[read more]

ACAD Apprentice of the Year

Taylor Smith is ACAD’s Apprentice of the Year 2017! The 20 year old, who works for Gowrie Contracts, was selected by the ACAD training team, based on his attitude and skills whilst completing his training in Darlington. “Taylor is a good team player, mature and keen to learn,” explains Assessor and Trainer, Gary MacKnight (pictured left with [read more]

Certificated regionals help CPD

ACAD Manager Graham Warren explains a new scheme whereby attending Regional Meetings can help your continual professional development (CPD)... "Whilst formal refresher training is required, or preferred, by many, there’s never been an alternative to the annual refresher ‘ticket’.  Until now. Asbestos refresher training requirements for direct[read more]

Contamination Expo Series 2017

The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s largest event designed to showcase the latest environmental innovations that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water, and air. It takes place on the 27 & 28 September at ExCeL London and tickets are FREE from the Contamination Expo Series website. The show[read more]