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
  • Happy Easter to all

Acknowledging the hazard & managing the risk

PCA’s CEO Steve Hodgson shares important advice with members ahead of the Easter weekend break, as we begin to see some of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions being lifted and pressure mounting for a move back to “normality”. As Steve mentions within his blog: ‘We must continue to ensure we find ways of working and living that acknowledge the hazard and manage the risk…’

Click on the button below to read the blog in full.

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Funding for Property Flood Resilience Training

We have talked a great deal about our support for initiatives promoting the importance of Property Flood Resilience (PFR). The Property Care Association is delighted to be a part of the formal training route for the flood sector, following the announcement yesterday that The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has secured funding to build structured training for all those involved in the procurement, promotion, and delivery of PFR.

We are really pleased to have been selected to help support this much needed training to upskill professionals in the delivery of PFR to the highest standard in the industry, and will provide more information as the training is launched.

For those who may have missed the announcement, you can read more by clicking on the button below.

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Know your Insurance policy!

Following news of a homeowner left footing a £250,000 bill when a part of their house collapsed during a loft conversion, it certainly rang a few warning bells. PCA’s Technical Manager James takes a look at what actually went wrong and urges ALL to seek professional advice regarding insurance cover that will ensure protection for both you and property owners.

You can read more by clicking on the button below…

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Green Homes Grant Scheme applications update

You may have seen the news regarding the Green Home Grant Scheme ceasing to take new applications from 31st March 2021. This scheme was an important initiative and one which the PCA supported, albeit with some caution.

In the press announcement released last Saturday, the Government still supports green initiatives and now pledges to:

  • refocus efforts and funding on an alternative approach to maximise the delivery of home retrofits and benefits to consumers and businesses
  • continue to support a thriving building retrofit industry

We will continue to provide updates on this moving forward and any opportunities that this scheme may present for our membership. In the meantime, you can read more via the button below.

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Covid-19 Restrictions Poster for display

You may find a poster from the Government displaying information about Covid-19 restrictions in England, following changes from 29th March 2021, useful and informative to share with their staff. The poster can also be downloaded via the button below and printed for display in your building too.

For those in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, you can access the latest information regarding restrictions as follows:

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Understanding wood destroying insects webinar!

Join us and PCA’s James Berry on Thursday 29th April 2021 from 9-10am for our next LIVE broadcast on ‘Understanding Wood-destroying Insects’. What exactly are ‘Wood destroying insects’? How much damage can these insects do to our homes and how can we spot the ‘tell-tale’ signs of infestation?

James will share advice and expertise on how to identify these common insects and how to treat the issue. You can click on the button below to register. Click on the button below to find out more and to register.

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A Diagnostic Approach to Understanding Condensation, Atmospheric Moisture and Mould

A Diagnostic Approach to Understanding Condensation, Atmospheric Moisture and Mould
Date: 13th April 2021
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £195 +VAT / Non-members £250 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

This is your last chance before the next date in October! Grab the chance to develop your knowledge with the ability to analyse raw information collected by atmospheric data loggers, and present this in a way that can illustrate clearly to the homeowner or property professional what is happening in the occupied house.

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

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HSE Biocides Update

For manufacturer members who may have missed the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) update regarding ‘Biocide Article 95 Suppliers’, we can share the following:

To remain on the GB Article 95 list after 31 December 2022 you must:

  • resubmit your active substance dossier/data or letter of access
  • confirm you are established in the UK

Active substance and product suppliers that were on the EU Article 95 List on 31st December 2020, have been included on the GB Article 95 List. You can access more information including a link to the application form, via the button below.

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Happy Easter to all

The PCA will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, returning to the office on Tuesday 6th April. Before we leave you for the weekend however, we just want to wish you ALL a Very Happy Easter.

 

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