PCA Weekly News - 12th Sept 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Launch of PCA ‘Hub’ for Green Homes Grant Scheme
  • Save energy but not by papering over the cracks
  • EU invasive weed legislation – will Brexit make a difference?
  • Next Webinar – Risks of being an Expert Witness
  • Training: Contracting & Client Relationships
  • New Member
  • HSE: Managing Risks & Risk Assessment

Launch of PCA ‘Hub’ for Green Homes Grant Scheme

With the new ‘Green Homes Grant Scheme’ looming, we are delighted to launch a BRAND NEW ‘HUB’ for both PCA Members & ALL Homeowners/Landlords that breaks down the information provided by the Government & TrustMark into meaningful, useable guidance for all.

The Green Homes Grant Scheme is a topic we have been discussing via several blogs for some weeks now and undoubtedly will be for some time to come. We have shared some concerns and thoughts with members, but are very aware that there is a huge stream of information being released.

This ‘hub’ has been created in order to protect homeowners and help PCA members with better information and guidance you can pass onto your customers and clients.

We urge PCA members to take a look through the pages and familiarise yourself with this ‘hub’ of information – your specialist knowledge will be required!

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Save energy but not by papering over the cracks

As we get ever closer to the launch of the Governments ‘Green Homes Voucher Scheme’ your CEO Steve Hodgson highlights the need to investigate any structural movement before covering the walls with insulation. Save energy YES…but lets not do it by ‘papering over the cracks’. Lets do it RIGHT!

Read Steve’s thoughts in his latest ‘Hodgson View’!

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EU invasive weed legislation – will Brexit make a difference?

We notified members last week of the delayed publication of Defra’s Guidance regarding non-native invasive weeds covered by the Invasive Alien Species (Permitting and Enforcement) Order 2019 (IAS).

We know that these Regulations can sometimes be difficult to put in to perspective, so your Technical Manager Peter Fitzsimons has ‘teased-out’ some of the differences, the significance and the legal duties to help members. Click on the button below to read more….

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Next Webinar – Risks of being an Expert Witness

JUST 2 WEEKS until our next CPD webinar! Join us on Thursday 24th September between 9-10am for something a little bit different as Dr Paul Beckett from Phlorum Ltd explores the reality and the risks of being an expert witness.

Are YOU right for the job or could you end up turning out to be the court jester!?! Click on the button below to find out more and register. We hope to see you there!

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Training: Contracting & Client Relationships

Contracting & Client Relationships
Date: 8th October 2020
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: Just £185 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

Confidently navigate the contractual aspects of supervising or managing works on site with our contracting and client relationship workshop. Increase your appreciation and understanding of contractual obligations with all parties within a project to avoid potential pitfalls and penalties, and ensure that your company meets its obligations.

This course is ideal for those who routinely deal with main contractors and quantity surveyors and offers invaluable information you can use to self-check your in-house procedures.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400 000 or email amber@property-care.org

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New Member

We are pleased to welcome the following company into provisional membership of the PCA:

LK Pollution Response Ltd (Invasive Weed)

 

HSE: Working at Height

For PCA members and those in construction, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. HSE regularly update their website and members can ensure they access information, guidance and resources, including common work at height myths.

You can find out what to do to protect employees through the handy step-by-step guide on how to assess the risks and prevent falls, and find advice on how to comply with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.

To access this information and more, click on the button below…

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