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Fire and Smoke Restoration Training in Israel – March 2016

On March 3, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Fire and Smoke Restoration Training in Israel – March 2016

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…

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.