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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave)

The introduction of a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) was announced by the government on 20 March 2020. Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant from HMRC to cover up to 80% of the wages costs of employees who are not working but kept onREAD MORE

TICA-ACAD Skill Card Applications

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic many Skill Card applicants are experiencing difficulty obtaining the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. It is currently a key requirement for all applications (new or renewal) that the applicant has passed this within the last 2 years. Those new to the industry may beREAD MORE

Covid-19 Lockdown Advice from ACAD

Following the Prime Ministers statement last night, we are receiving many communications requesting clarification on whether or not we should go to work. The UK is under lockdown but it is our understanding there is a clear distinction between the new social lockdown and work. Where people can work from home, then they should.  ContractorsREAD MORE

Guidance on Medical Surveillance

Further to the ACAD update to members providing information on the Medical Surveillance, HSE have now provided additional guidance which can be downloaded here and is shown below: Guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers on performing health/medical surveillance In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out inREAD MORE

COVID-19 PPE Supply List Issues Statement for HSE Licensed Asbestos

Further to the ACAD update to members providing guidance on the options around coveralls, HSE have now provided additional guidance which can be downloaded here and is shown below: HSE have received a number of queries concerning purchase and use of Type 5 coveralls, this is a reminder of existing guidance and advice. Purchase ofREAD MORE

ACAD Supports Members with Online Training

ACAD has replaced face to face training delivery with remote learning utilising readily accessible technology given the increasing severity of the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) global pandemic to protect our members, our staff and the general public. Given the need to maintain annual refresher training, and thanks to the investment in technologies made by ACAD overREAD MORE

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