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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]

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. ACAD is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK for the Asbestos Industries. An ACAD Skill card provides evidence that individuals working on construction si[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]

S/NVQ Centres for the Asbestos Sector Now Open for Business!

ACAD, the not for profit trade association leading the Asbestos sector, is pleased to announce the Asbestos sectors first dedicated S/NVQ centre is now available to ACAD members as well as commercial training providers who are members of the IATP or UKATA. Background ACAD undertook a significant research project into the S/NVQ challenge facin[read more]

Got your phone? You’ve got your Skill Card

As well as your physical Skill Card, we’re now issuing a virtual card, so you’ve always got it to hand. The virtual Skill Card is stored on the Vircarda app, which is available to download FREE of charge from Google Play, the Windows Store and The App Store. Once you have installed Vircarda, simply enter the registration code and PIN we’ll se[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]

'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 www.contaminationexpo.com 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]