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Guidance for all employers of Thermal Insulation Operatives regarding transportation of tools on public transport

As part of our ongoing relationship with the trade unions, discussion has taken place recently around the issue of operatives who are required to carry their tools on a daily basis, often using public transport. A number of incidents have been reported to the National Joint Council over the past two years where individuals haveREAD MORE

New HSE Licence without the Assessment Interview?

HSE have written to all licence holders to inform them of a major evolution to the licensing regime.  If your HSE licence expires on or after 1 April 2019 then you could receive your new licence or even be refused one outright, without HSE coming out to meet you. From 1 December 2018 renewal applicationsREAD MORE

HSE Publish PoW Guidance

HSE Publish PoW Guidance Following on from the HSE request for ACAD Members input into the post implementation review of PoW guidance back in May, HSE have now released their final draft ahead of tomorrow’s ALG meeting hosted by ACAD. This has changed significantly from the original consultation and the new version can be foundREAD MORE

Overseas Qualifications Under the Spotlight

Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site. The most well-known of these was the recent withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation and the planned closure of the Construction Site Visitor card. However, oneREAD MORE

Overseas Qualifications Under the Spotlight

Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site. The most well-known of these was the recent withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation and the planned closure of the Construction Site Visitor card. However, oneREAD 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 qualificationsREAD MORE

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