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IICRC Instructors Symposium 2015

On October 30, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on IICRC Instructors Symposium 2015

Every two years, the IICRC hold a symposium for all its instructors. It is compulsory for all instructors to attend at least every other symposium. Non-attendance results in an IICRC instructor having to re-apply to the IICRC (a costly exercise) and can result in not being re-approved to deliver IICRC…

NEBOSH National General Certificate in H&S

On September 1, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on NEBOSH National General Certificate in H&S

It is a relief to me that I finally got around to taking my National General Certificate in Health and Safety. It was overdue in terms of my career and I found the time to schedule in such a lengthy course. I took the two and a half weeks NEBOSH…

IICRC HST – Toronto, Canada

On July 31, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on IICRC HST – Toronto, Canada

One of the few IICRC certifications that I have really wanted for some time but could not acquire in the UK was the IICRC Health and Safety Technician (HST). While I had a UK equivalent training credit that served me in my IICRC instructor requirements, I needed to attend this…

Mycometer Training in Denmark – 28th and 29th May 2015

On July 10, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Mycometer Training in Denmark – 28th and 29th May 2015

I have been involved in the water damage industry for nearly 20 years, decontaminating, cleaning, drying fire and water damaged buildings and contents. In more recent years, I have been adding to these skills, learning how to measure levels of contamination and focusing on indoor air quality and planning indoor…

TACCA Training Day – 2nd May 2015

On July 3, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on TACCA Training Day – 2nd May 2015

Back to work for the WoolSafe Organisation!! Today I was asked to assist on the WoolSafe stand at the TACCA (The Approved Carpet Cleaners Assocition) training day. This was at Crewe Alexandra Stadium in Crewe. This was a well-attended and very well organised event.

Assignment India – 26th March to 7th April 2015

On July 2, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Assignment India – 26th March to 7th April 2015

I have been very fortunate over the years to work with some prestigious clients in the cleaning and restoration industry. The WoolSafe Organisation is one of them. I have been involved with WoolSafe since 2001 and became an instructor and carpet inspector for them in 2006. In the first few…

A new beginning

On July 1, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on A new beginning

After over 20 years in the business of providing professional cleaning services and insurance related fire/flood and trauma scene clean-up services, I took the difficult decision to focus on the increasing education and training role I was being offered by several of my clients. I had qualified to become an…

New website

On May 1, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on New website

The Restoration Academy UK launches June 1st 2015 with this new web site.

Change of Business Name

On May 1, 2015, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Change of Business Name

VCRS Limited changed its name to The Restoration Academy UK Limited on 1st July 2015 to more accurately reflect the nature of the business which the company now conducts. Previously, VCRS Limited, formed in March 2009, was actively engaged in the practical delivery of cleaning and decontamination services for both…