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]

Golf Day and Awards Dinner 2017

Secure your place now at our annual golf day and awards dinner. We're playing in Bedfordshire at Wyboston Lakes, starting the day with a bacon butty, before teeing off from 10am.  Non-golfers can enjoy the hotel's spa facilities and explore the hotel grounds. Our black tie event starts at 6.45pm.  Join us in the bar for pre-dinner drinks,[read more]

ACAD is partnering with the Contamination Expo Series 2017

ACAD has joined forces with the Contamination Expo Series 2017 as an official partner ahead of the event’s highly anticipated return on the 27th & 28th of September at ExCeL London. The Contamination Expo Series is simply unique; it’s Europe’s largest event designed to further the prevention of contamination and the protection of water, [read more]

ACAD Spring Regional Roundup

The latest round ACAD regional meetings have now drawn to a close. Attendees were briefed on all of the latest goings on from the HSE, Build UK and various other sources. Topics included NVQ Standards for CSCS Cards, CITB consensus and Personal Monitoring support. ACAD members are able to learn from one another’s experiences during open discu[read more]

ACAD, ASB5's and Unannounced Site Audits

During the latest round of interactive and informative ACAD regional meetings, ACAD members were asked for their views on site audits as part of their membership. The response was unanimous across the length and breadth of the UK, unannounced audits should be an integral part of ACAD membership. ACAD has undertaken audits on our licensed contrac[read more]

Audit Awards shortlist

Companies meeting the criteria required to be shortlisted for an Audit Award have been revealed.  The winner will be announced at the Golf Day dinner on 9 June. To be in with a chance of winning, members must score at least 98% on their annual audit.  So far, the following companies are in with a chance of scooping the prestigious 'Exellence In [read more]