PCA Weekly News - 18th June 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • PCA’s Test Wall – Part III
  • Flood & Coast Conference
  • Registration Deadline – 22nd June
  • Secure your place at the Conference
  • Next LIVE CPD Webinar!
  • BS 8102 Summary Document
  • Ground Gas Technician Training
  • The PCA is recruiting!
  • Men’s Health Week

PCA’s Test Wall – Part III

In this latest instalment from our newly built ‘Test Wall’, the PCA presents ‘Intrusive Methods of Moisture Testing‘. This video is part 3 in this series and Technical Manager James Berry looks at destructive methods which can be carried out on site (i.e. speedy metres), as well as protocols for measuring with dowel rods and taking samples for gravimetric testing.

You can click on the button below to view and we look forward to sharing the next video with you in the coming weeks…

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Flood & Coast Conference

Over the past twelve months the Property Care Association has been a contributor to a package of training funded by the Environment Agency, but coordinated by Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

We were delighted to be present as the project began its rollout at the annual Flood and Coast Conference and Exhibition in Telford last week. The most powerful takeaway was hearing the frustrations of those in public office who are attempting to do the right thing by way of flood mitigation through PFR, but are constrained by bureaucracy, a lack of understanding, and ignorance of what is possible, what works, and how to buy it.

We can only hope that the training showcased last week will be widely taken up and some of those with the power to orchestrate the delivery of high quality property flood resilience from companies that have the experience, knowledge and skill, feel impowered to do so…. but don’t hold your breath!

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Registration Deadline – 22nd June 2022

For those in the Invasive Weed sector, the deadline for submitting your registration forms to Defra is 22nd June 2022. This is a new legal requirement and if you have yet to do this, you don’t have long.

We first started highlighting this back in April and a few PCA members have asked us to clarify if an acknowledgement should be received after submitting the form. We can confirm that you should receive a response from Defra acknowledging receipt of your form and you should expect further comms from the Pesticides Hub once your form is processed further.

To find out more and to submit your form, click on the link below…

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Secure your place at the Conference

For those who have yet to book their place at the upcoming Structural Waterproofing Conference on Thursday 14th July 2022, then be quick – there are only 7 spaces left….!

For more information on the conference programme, speakers presenting, or to or complete the booking form online, you can click on the button below. Alternatively, get in touch with Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 / sue@property-care.org.

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Next LIVE CPD Webinar!

**JUST 2 WEEKS TO GO** until our next LIVE CPD webinar! Following the revision to Approved Document F, what exactly has changed? What do the changes mean for surveying and property professionals? …and will the changes finally ensure that there is proper ventilation in existing buildings?

To find out the answers, join us on Tuesday 28th June 2022 from 9-10am, for our next LIVE webinar as James Berry takes a look at why Approved Document F had to change and much more…. You can click on the button below for more info and to register.

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Ground Gas Technician Training

Are you/your technicians looking to gain a greater understanding of ground gas issues? And perhaps achieve the qualification too? Then our NEW online Ground Gas Protection training, developed in line with the NVQ Level 2 in Gas Membrane Installation, could be the training course you/your team (s) need!

To find out more about how this online training can benefit you/your technicians, click on the button below. Alternatively get in touch with the training team on 01480 400000…

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The PCA is recruiting!

The success and continued growth of the Property Care Association and the decision of our Technical Manager for Invasive Weeds, to phase in his retirement, means we are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to strengthen our technical team. Could this be you?

To find out more about what the role entails, click on the button below. Alternatively, contact Sue on sue@property-care.org/01480 400000.

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Men’s Health Week

For many of you who may no be aware, this week is Men’s Health Week and the The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is encouraging all men to take notice of what’s going on in their body and mind. This is an opportunity for you to share valuable and helpful information with your team(s) and give them the support they may need.

Men’s Health Week is coordinated by Men’s Health Forum and aims to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it. For information and support, you can click on the button below…

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