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Becoming an ACAD member opens up a range of benefits. As well as access to quality training and representation, a variety of advice and support is also available to ACAD members through its partners.

Membership Benefits

ACAD (Asbestos Control and Abatement Division) was founded in 1993 by the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) to meet the need for a trade association to improve the asbestos industry.

ACAD’s main aims and objectives are to:

  • Improve overall Health & Safety standards within the industry
  • Provide superior asbestos training to the industry
  • Act positively to promote best working practices
  • Provide accurate information to members and the industry as a whole
  • Work closely with statutory bodies such as the HSE and the Environment Agency


Collingwood Legal offer FREE legal and HR guidance and support to ACAD members. A specialist employment law firm with a team of solicitors with many years experience, Collingwood Legal can assist with:

  • settlement agreements
  • contracts and policy documents
  • dismissal claims
  • HR issues
  • discrimination issues
  • business transfers (TUPE)
  • disciplinary, grievance and long-term sickness issues



TICA has re-launched our Commercial Contract Support benefit for all our members starting from 1 July 2023.

Re-engaging our partnership with Jim Brydon will provide access to expertise, guidance and advice for any commercial contract support enquiries or concerns, in particular around dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and on-site commercial support.

Additionally, Jim has an excellent understanding of The Construction Act.




Members can access information and guidance regarding the latest issues in the industry as a result of TICA’s membership of BUILD UK


Welplan Ltd is the provider of employee benefits for companies operating in the Building Services Industry.

Since establishing the H&V industry’s sick pay and death benefit scheme in 1965, Welplan has continued to design and develop a comprehensive range of employee benefits to help employers recruit and retain skilled workers in an increasingly competitive market.

The Welfare Benefits Scheme for fully employed operatives is a condition of membership for TICA Contracting Members

Visit or call 0800 1958080


Fonn is construction management software that’s designed to save your team time, money, and effort, no matter what kind of project you’re working on. To simplify every aspect of the construction process, Fonn is designed to make any project easier to complete. Fonn’s flexible, adaptive software was built to equip your team of builders, developers, and contractors with all the project management tools they could ever need, so that no matter what questions come up during a build, the correct, most updated answers are right at your team’s fingertips.

 All members of TICA will receive a 40% discount for the first 12 months when signing with Fonn, and then 20% discount for year 2 and 3. You can Book a free demo with one of Fonn’s Software Consultants to learn more about Fonn and how other TICA members use Fonn to save time, money, and keep projects on track.

For more information, please click here

Fonn Website

ACAD also benefit from the following:

  • Discounted rates on ACAD training to HSE Standards throughout the UK in venues across the UK or in-house to meet your business needs.
  • Specific training courses to meet individual needs including analyst and client organisations
  • ACAD Auditing
  • Trade Association logo & certificate recognised by the HSE and client organisations
  • Expert assistance with licence renewal
  • Associated links to the HSE and legislative bodies
  • Regular e-newsletters containing important asbestos information and regulation updates
  • Access to the Member’s Only section, online publications and a display on the interactive member location map
  • Access to a range of support, campaigns and helplines via ACAD’s membership of Build UK
  • Networking and social events 
  • Access to expert industry advice from the ACAD Technical Committee.

Becoming an ACAD Member

Find out more about the Types of Membership below and download the ACAD Application Form.

To find our more about ACAD membership, please contact or call on 01325 466704


Types of membership

ACAD is the Asbestos Control and Abatement Division of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association. ACAD staff work alongside TICA colleagues based at The National Training Centre in Darlington. The administrative, training and assessment teams are supported by external advisors in HR and legal, accounts and communications. 

ACAD is a member focused organisation, we represent member’s views and aspirations for our Asbestos industry. Volunteers from ACAD members make up our highly respected ACAD Technical Committee. This select group meet regularly to develop best practice and are available to support membership with any technical problems they might have.


  Create and improve standards in the asbestos sector
  Promote best practice
  Provide training to those working within the sector
  Support our members with the latest regulatory information and advice
  To have an influential voice with decision makers at the highest level

Full Licence Holder Membership

For companies who have held an asbestos removal licence for more than a year and have been trading longer that 2 years.

Probationary Full Licence Membership is offered to asbestos licence holders in their first year of
business and/or their first year of licensing

Maintenance/Scaffold Licence Holder Membership

For companies who have held an asbestos maintenance or scaffold licence for more than a year and have been trading longer than 2 years.

Probationary Maintenance/Scaffold Licence Membership is offered to asbestos licence holders in their first year of business and/or their first year of licensing.

Associate Membership

Associate Members do NOT need to hold an asbestos licence. Associate Members typically offer services such as analysis, project/risk management, supplies/equipment or consultancy. This type of membership is for UKAS accredited laboratories, suppliers, consultants, recruitment services and distributors to the industry.

Probationary Associate Membership is offered to a company in their first year of business.

Information Membership

For anyone who requires an information service. This level of membership provides a cost effective way of keeping up
with legislative changes and current working practices.

Local Authority Membership

Free of charge for local authorities and not for profit organisations who require an information service only. It is also of benefit to local authorities who have a duty to manage asbestos but do not carry out asbestos works themselves. 

Becoming an ACAD member

Please complete the ACAD Application Form and return it to us.

To find our more about TICA membership, please contact or call on 01325 466704

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ACAD Head Office:
TICA House, 34 Allington Way,
Darlington, DL1 4QB

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