PCA Weekly News - 12th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Have you entered the awards? Deadline 28 Oct! **MEMBERS ONLY**
  • Could You Be An Expert Witness?
  • International Invasive Weed Conference
  • Final Week for Cohort 6 – We wish you luck!
  • Minutes from the RVG Meeting **MEMBERS ONLY**
  • Deadline for Turnover Declaration Forms
  • CITB Review – Insulation & Building Treatments
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Have you entered the awards? Deadline 28 Oct! **MEMBERS ONLY**

**2 WEEKS TO GO TO SUMBIT YOUR ENTRIES** Make YOU and YOUR company stand out and get your entries in for the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards on Thursday 21st November! Celebrate with the very best in the industry as we recognise and reward PCA members’ fantastic achievements throughout the year! It’s easy to enter with many categories to choose from:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Project of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Website of the Year (Small co. & Medium/Large co.)
  • Outstanding Customer Service Award

Send your entries to sue@property-care.org by 28th October 2019!

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Could You Be An Expert Witness?

Most of our members will have been approached at some time or another regarding expert witness work. The PCA view is that this is a specialised area and members would do well to research the roles and responsibilities that arise when taking instructions from a solicitor.

Peter Fitzsimons’ offers some thoughts on the subject, which you can access via the button below.

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International Invasive Weed Conference

We are proud to boast an incredible calibre of speakers for the 2019 International Invasive Weed Conference! Bookings are coming in thick and fast – have you booked your place yet?

Network and connect with industry experts on Thursday 21st November 2019 to discuss the ‘challenges – solutions – developments’ facing the invasive weed sector – this is the must-attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the invasive weed sector.

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Final Week for Cohort 6 – We wish you luck!

Cohort 6 from our Preservation Apprenticeship completed their final week with the PCA last Friday. It has been an absolute pleasure working with this group, their enthusiasm, dedication and sheer determination to progress has been nothing short of inspiring. We wish them luck with the rest of their NVQ and future progression within the preservation industry.

Feeling Inspired? – Contact jade@property-care.org for more information on the intake dates for the next cohort in March 2020.

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Minutes from the RVG Meeting **MEMBERS ONLY**

Thank you to all who attended the recent Residential Ventilation Group meeting. It was highly engaging and productive, with lots of actions moving forward which is great. Your Association sees ventilation as an essential part of our industry and we value all feedback. If you wish to attend the next meeting please contact james@property-care.org.

The minutes from this meeting are available now (button below). The next meeting date will be scheduled in the Spring and we will notify members as soon as this is confirmed.

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Deadline for Turnover Declaration Forms

The deadline date to return the annual Turnover Declaration Forms (issued to our Contractor and Manufacturer members) is Friday 18th October.

During November we will post out subscription invoices for 2020 and the information provided from your completed Turnover Declaration Forms, helps us determine subscription levels and aids us when setting the budgets for next year. if you have any problems, please contact sue@property-care.org.

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CITB Review – Insulation & Building Treatments

CITB’s ongoing review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Industry Training Standards, will involve Insulation and Building Treatments. The changes to the National Occupational Standards will be cascaded into qualifications.

This will likely involve attending a few meetings to discuss, as representatives of the industry, the standards required in the area of Insulation and Building Treatments. The first meeting will be crucial in selecting a chairperson, determining how many meetings will be required and how much change is likely to be made to the current NOS. Register your interest and indicate your availability by 5pm today, 11th October 2019.

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop

Understand the contractual aspects of supervising or managing works on site, to avoid potential pitfalls and penalties by ensuring your company meets its obligations. A one-day workshop comprising classroom-based learning, providing an opportunity for delegates to offer their ideas and share their experiences.

Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings

**LAST CHANCE FOR 2019** Don’t miss out on this 3-day course providing delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, resolve and report upon problems relating to dampness and/or timber infestation/decay in buildings. The course is divided into three one day modules: Condensation & Dampness – Causes, diagnostics & treatment options; Timber Biology, Decay and Insects; Legal Aspects, Survey Methodology & Report Writing.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.


PCA in the News

Coverage this week comes from the GB non-native species secretariat (NNSS) who has published details of the International Invasive Weed Conference on their events page. The Gazette series of newspapers have published the Top Tips for Preparing your Home for Winter in their Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham editions.


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