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2017 – A HUGE year

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on 2017 – A HUGE year

2017 was so busy that I was unable to find any time to update my blog. So here it is – all in one go – bear in mind that most of all of this is additional to a normal year for me and TRA UK. The year starts with…

ISSE Diploma Course

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on ISSE Diploma Course

21st to 24th November 2016 – my diploma underway in earnest with this residential training course at Seaton Hall. Diploma title – Specialist Surveying in Damp, Timber Defects Condensation and Mould. It’s a level 3/level 6 diploma Awarding Body – ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment), Birmingham City University…

Respiratory Protective Equipment Training – Health & Safety Laboratories (November 2016)

On November 10, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Respiratory Protective Equipment Training – Health & Safety Laboratories (November 2016)

After many attempts at fitting this course in among my commitments, I finally did it!! November 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2016. This was a two day course on RPE Essentials followed by a one day introductory course on Fit Testing at Health and Safety Laboratories in Buxton in Deryshire. These…

WoolSafe Conference – 6th October 2016

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This years conference returned the Midland Hotel in Bradford. Delegates came from as far and wide as USA, Greece, Norway, Ireland, Spain and Austria. The first day of presentations and discussions was followed by a banquet. Day two was a tour of a number of sites which process wool from…

Carpet Cleaners Carnival – 10th September 2016

On September 17, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Carpet Cleaners Carnival – 10th September 2016

The National Carpet Cleaners Association annual day out for professional carpet cleaners took place at Wicksteed Park near Kettering today. Luckily the planning allowed for the potential poor weather we often experience in this green and pleasant land and most of the event was able to be held in doors….

TACCA Training Day – 21st May 2016

On June 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on TACCA Training Day – 21st May 2016

Once again I was asked to assist on the WoolSafe stand at the TACCA (The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association) training day. Once again it was at Crewe Alexandra Stadium in Crewe. This was a well-attended and very well organised event. Over 250 carpet cleaners attending. Our WoolSafe stand had many…

The Restoration Academy UK Limited now an IICRC School!!

On June 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Restoration Academy UK Limited now an IICRC School!!

In March 2016 The Restoration Academy was finally approved as an IICRC School. The first two subjects we have secured licences for are IICRC CCT (Carpet Cleaning Technician) and AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician). Other courses I am certified in teaching by the IICRC are taught through other schools. The…

Wool Floor Show – March 2016

On April 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Wool Floor Show – March 2016

I had never been to Stamford Bridge before, and now, Chelsea Football Club’s home ground was the venue for this exhibition which made it all the more interesting. The range of beautiful and unusual wool coverings was extensive. I spent a fair amount of time looking at these items both…

Fire and Smoke Restoration Training in Israel – March 2016

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I was fortunate enough to get a request from a small business in Israel requesting training for fire and smoke restoration. The company in question is Pitaron PST Ltd., a company of long standing and already considerable experience in the fire and flood business in Israel. The main reasons for…

CMEP Expo 2015

On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on CMEP Expo 2015

Clean Middle East Pulire 2015 2nd November to 4th November. I am not often asked to speak at conference and I certainly do not seek the attention, but my friend and former student, Omar al Hadrani, principle of Smart Solutions in Dubai invited me to visit him during the CMEP…