PCA Weekly News – 10th April 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Invasive Species – so what is the cost? Future Buildings Standard – Last chance to comment! Mediterranean Furniture Beetle Free Twice-weekly Rapid Flow Tests for All! Understanding wood-destroying insects webinar! Invasive Plant ID Training Stress Awareness Month Invasive Species – so what is Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 3rd April 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Acknowledging the hazard & managing the risk Funding for Property Flood Resilience Training Know your Insurance policy! Green Homes Grant Scheme applications update Covid-19 Restrictions Poster for display Understanding wood-destroying insects webinar! Last chance to book condensation training before October! HSE Biocides Update Read the full article…

A warning to all PCA members!

A couple of weeks ago a story hit the national headlines where a homeowner had been left footing the bill of over £250,000, when a part of their house collapsed during a loft conversion. The family were in the home at the time and two members of the family were Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 27th March 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: TrustMark’s latest Scheme Operator meeting NEW Herbicides course to launch in May Technical Team presents responses to Government Policy Makers Law Society – ‘speeding-up’ the conveyancing process Understanding wood-destroying insects webinar! Missed the Webinar? View the Recording! Welcome to our New Members CITB Read the full article…

Hodgson View: TrustMark Scheme Operators Meeting

We attended a virtual TrustMark scheme operators meeting last week to hear about the latest developments, initiatives and advances made by the scheme over recent months. The TrustMark logo is available to all contractor members of the PCA (other than ground gas protection). Many will know that PCA has been Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 20th March 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Reality of a Post Covid World Protecting your Team as they return to Work Hodgson View: Lots of splashing about when it comes to flooding Welcoming apprenticeship Cohort 8 1 week to go until our next Webinar! Property Flood Resilience Consultation HSE Read the full article…

The Reality of a Post Covid World

As we emerge, one stage at a time from the constrictions applied to us, should we take a moment to think about the brave new world that awaits? Amongst the prophetic speculation, it seems we have two conflicting schools of thought that are both likely to be inaccurate. The first Read the full article…

Protecting your team at work

We all have an obligation and a very real duty of care to our team right now. With schools having re-opened and many of our members and their staff returning to their place of work, we want to reinforce the message to all our PCA members to remain vigilant in Read the full article…

So you think you know all about herbicides?

The PCA always seeks ways to help its members achieve the highest standards in their sector and through our training courses and qualifications, we have always tried to help set benchmarks for knowledge and competence. UK legislation also imposes duties on employers to provide appropriate training to meet safety standards Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 13th March 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Our Opinion on the Future Buildings Consultation PCA Supports The Amenity Standard Invasive Plant ID Course – We need your help! 2 weeks until our next Webinar! Don’t miss the ‘early bird’ discount offer! HSE Latest Guidance Our Opinion on the Future Buildings Read the full article…

Our Opinion on the Future Buildings Consultation

Earlier this week we held our first Spring Regional Meeting for 2021 and we were delighted to welcome representatives from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to discuss the draft proposal for the revision to Approved Document F (ADF) – means of ventilation of the building regulations. This Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 6th March 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Covid-Safe Training is Back! Member Search Referral Success Cotoneasters – Friend or Foe? Join our next Webinar! Future Buildings Standard Consultation – Have your Say! Build UK shares Guide to Workplace Testing HSE Increases Site Inspections Covid-Safe Training is Back! We were so Read the full article…

Cotoneasters – Friend or Foe?

For those Star Trek fans out there: “They’re invasive Jim, but not as we know it”! First, lets talk about the elephant in the room. I say “Cot-own-e-asters” you say “Cot-on-easters”, others may say it differently but it really doesn’t matter! We all know what we’re talking about – those Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 27th February 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Are consumers being led up the garden path? Is the fee for PII starting to outpace the cost?! Covid-Safe Face to face training is back! PCA’s Abstract for International Conference is accepted! Missed the Webinar? Watch the Recording… Virtual Floodmobile Event VAT Deferral Read the full article…

Are consumers being led up the garden path?

It’s funny how things work out! Whilst giving thought to possible topics for a blog for your weekly email, my doorbell rang. I opened the door to a reasonably dressed salesperson and whilst they did have a face mask on, my initial reaction was complete shock that in the midst Read the full article…