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Trade associations BESA and TICA sound fire alarm over pre-insulated pipework

Two leading trade associations have called for more rigorous checks on the fire safety of pre-insulated pipework installed in buildings. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) have issued a joint statement raising questions about the suitability of pipework normally used for underground and buried applications, such as primaryREAD MORE

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2014 Draft CLC decision is shared with ACAD indicating NVQ L2 will be the minimum standard for skilled workers in the UK  2014 ACAD produced a guide to NVQ that was sent to every single Licence holder throughout the UK explaining this  2015, CLC decision is published, enshrines NVQ L2 as the minimum standard forREAD MORE

Riding the Asbestos Industry NVQ Wave

The CLC decision of January 2015 installed NVQ L2 as the minimum standard for skilled occupations throughout the UK construction sector.  For an industry that had seldom engaged with NVQ standards, this decision was bound to create some waves.  And here at TICA-ACAD, we are starting to experience one such wave as 3-year non-renewable redREAD MORE

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