PCA Weekly News Round Up - 8th March 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

    • The Hodgson View: Is CITB Delivering a Valuable Service?
    • Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar
    • Make Apprenticeships Work for You
    • 2019 Regional Meetings are Underway
    • Get Trained in the Safe Use of Biocides
    • Better Homes for Hastings – Exhibit for Free!
    • Get ahead and kickstart your training

The Hodgson View: Is CITB Delivering a Valuable Service?

Recent cuts to the grant funding available, the complicated processes involved, changes which fail to demonstrate value to members…it all has us asking ‘is CITB delivering a valuable service to PCA members by providing a return on the levy it takes, or is it applying a tax that members would be better off not being a part of?’

Has it all gone just a little too far? No holding back our very own Steve’s thoughts via the ‘Hodgson View’.

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Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar

Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar – 13th March
Register for the ‘Compliant Ventilation in Domestic Dwellings Webinar’ on 13th March.

Join Steve Hodgson and James Berry as they look at the assessment and evaluation of ventilation in existing building, as well as applicable legislation.

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Make Apprenticeships Work for You

As it’s been National Apprenticeship Week this week, why not look into a Specialist Apprenticeship Programme? There are many benefits to employing an apprentice from filling skills gaps to increasing productivity and improving staff retention. In fact, statistics show that 92% believe it has led to a more motivated and satisfied workforce – so what are you waiting for?

Contact Jade today on jade@property-care.org for details on the next intake: 19th-22nd March. To find out more, visit our damp & timber apprenticeships webpage.

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2019 Regional Meetings are Underway **Members Only**

Our Spring Regional Meetings started this week in the South East (Redhill, Surrey) to a packed audience who heard an update from PCA’s Andy Ferguson who presented your Association’s marketing strategy for 2019 and Koppers looked at the specifications of timbers and the implications of the building regulations.

Next on the schedule is the South West (Bristol) Regional Meeting which takes place on 13th March. If you wish to attend, please let James Berry know on james@property-care.org and we’ll save you a seat! Download the agendas for each meeting via the link below.

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Get Trained in the Safe Use of Biocides

To secure the future use of biocides for professional users, the PCA has developed a course for technicians on the safe use of biocides in buildings – vital to ensuring we continue to have a choice of products available, that are fit for purpose and safe for consumers.

This one-day course will look at a selection of elements and will involve a short multiple-choice exam at the end of the day. We have also generated a Professional Users of Biocides Register for the Protection of Timber in Buildings and all candidates that pass the multiple-choice exam will be recorded on this register.

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Better Homes for Hastings – Exhibit for Free!

PCA members are reminded they can exhibit FOR FREE at the Better Homes for Hastings event and network with local landlords and property professionals – taking place on 15th March 2019 between 12:00 and 19:00 at Sussex Coast College in Hastings.

The event is designed to raise the standards of rental accommodation in the area aiming to make homes warmer, safer, more comfortable and energy efficient for their tenants.

If you are interested in exhibiting please contact james@property-care.org for more info.

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Get ahead and kickstart your training

Understanding Traditional Building Construction Principles

Deepen your understanding and background knowledge of how the construction type will affect how a building performs and assess and recommend appropriate actions for property care. This one-day workshop covers basic foundation types, roof construction (eaves to ridge), internal components, wall finishes, the orientation of a building and more.

Evaluating Ventilation in Existing Buildings

Condensation and mould are the most common forms of dampness in buildings and it is becoming increasingly essential for anyone that inspects buildings, to understand the significant role that ventilation plays in controlling these issues and how to identify defects in ventilation systems.

Ideally delegates should have a building/trade background as well as some related skill, knowledge or experience.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301, email jo@property-care.org or alternatively, click on the ‘contact us’ button below.

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