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GT0F 04 SCQF Level 5: Ventilation Hygiene Certificate.

Paddeco and NAADUK’s new ventilation hygiene qualification has now been given approval, by the SKILLcard’s standard setting body, the Skills Partnership, to acquire a relevant SKILLcard.

The collaboration between NAADUK, AEME training, the SQA, Paddeco Ltd and with the support of BESA, has now given the sector a qualification that will meet the SKILLcard compliance requirements set by the Construction Leadership Council.

Once registered onto the qualification the candidate will be able to apply for either a red trainee SKILLcard, or, if they have been working in the industry for five years, a Blue Experienced Worker SKILLcard.
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The UK’s first ever Ventilation Hygiene Certificate.

Paddeco Ltd, in partnership with the National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), are proud to announce the launch of the UK’s first ever SCQF Level 5 Ventilation Hygiene Certificate.

Based on National Occupational Standards* (NOS) for the ventilation industry, working with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to create a Customised Award which is also credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) , the Certificate guarantees the highest possible standards of competence and compliance.

NAADUK member first to gain SVQ Units in Ventilation Hygiene
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NAADUK advises on higher grade masks and the need for ventilation hygiene to limit airborne spread of Covid-19 | The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

NAADUK's Busiest year to date.......

NAADUK releases 4th Guidance – NAADUK COVID19 Ventilation Hygiene Risk Assessment & Welfare Review 4 11.01.2021-2

NAADUK COVID19 Guidance Review 4 11.01.2021-2

NAADUK Releases supplemental Guidance – Return To Work – Maximise your Ventilation System Performance

NAADUK COVID19 – Return To Work – Maximise your Ventilation System Performance 12 11 2020 2   In addition to our previous Covid-19 Guidance publication, In addition to our previous Covid-19 Guidance publication, there is a requirement for building owners and managers to maximise the ventilation in the workplace to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.
For the benefit of our members and all building managers, we are issuing this specific guidance to provide a better understanding of the role of both the requirements and benefits of maintaining ventilation systems in a clean condition.
This guidance is supplementary to all government guidelines in relation to social distancing, hand washing, essential travel and staying at home, etc.
The scope is relevant to all types of commercial and public buildings such as offices, factories, schools and hotels where normal social transmission is possible. Hospitals and healthcare facilities in particular will benefit from the service due to the higher risk of contact with Covid-19 and the specialised work procedures required.

HVR Article reference Naaduk Advice

NAADUK has reviewed and updated its guidance document for its members and building managers.

2nd Review of NaadUK’s COVID 19 Guidance October 2020

NAADUK has reviewed and updated its guidance document for its members and building managers.For the further benefit of our members and all building managers, we are issuing this second guidance
to provide a better understanding of the role of ventilation systems in the current Covid 19 pandemic.
The guidance concentrates on the airborne transmission route only as it relates heavily to ventilation
systems. This has recently taken more prominence as more Associations worldwide acknowledge the
importance of utilizing the standards of air conditioning to improve conditions within buildings.
This guidance is supplementary to all government guidelines in relation to social distancing, hand
washing, essential travel and staying at home, etc.
The scope is limited to commercial and public buildings such as offices, factories, schools and hotels
where normal social transmission is possible. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are excluded due to
the higher risk of contact with Covid-19 and the specialised work procedures required.

NAADUK appoints David F Jones FCIOB FASI MRRICS MIConstM as Head of Compliance and Competency

Naaduk are pleased to announce the appointment of David F Jones FCIOB FASI MRICS MIConstM as Head of Compliance and Competency, to help Naaduk move forward with the help of our colleagues. Great to have your wealth of knowledge and experience at Naaduk, welcome aboard!

NAADUK Approved Training Centre – AEME

NAADUK are delighted that their approved training centre AEME are reopening  in line with government guidelines.
The courses they have running this month:
Wednesday 24th June – Fire & Smoke Damper Testing and Inspecting
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th June – 2 Day Hands on Duct Cleaning Course.
Due to social distancing the course numbers are reduced and are on a first come first served basis.

Covid-19 Guidance for Ventilation Cleaning

NAADUK (National Association of Air Duct Specialist UK) has issued guidance to their members and all building managers. This guidance is to provide a better understanding of the role of ventilation systems in the current Covid-19 pandemic. The advice concentrates on the airborne transmission route only as it relates heavily to ventilation systems.
This guidance is supplementary to all government guidelines in relation to social distancing, hand washing, essential travel and staying at home, etc.
The scope is limited to commercial and public buildings such as offices, factories, schools, and hotels where normal social transmission is possible. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are excluded due to the higher risk of contact with Covid-19 and the specialised work procedures required
Due to the limited information on Covid-19 or Cov2, information from Sars1 is used.
This assumes the virus can stay active for up to 3 hours in indoor air and can stay active for 2-3 days on room surfaces at common room temperatures. Airborne viruses have caused infection in the past and Sars1 and is likely to be similar to Covid-19, but as of yet, not documented.
The recent report of swabs taken by exhaust vents in a room occupied by infected patients, implies that a 1-2 metre distance might not be enough to prevent the transmission of the virus. Toilet extract grilles have tested positive for Covid-19.
Increasing ventilation (fresh air) is proven to be beneficial in the removal of infectious virus and particles and reducing the risk of transmission.
Peter Reid, President of NAADUK, says “It is important at this unprecedented time to give our members and building owners clear guidance on the importance of cleaning ventilation systems. It is paramount that we keep occupied areas with fresh and clean air to avoid contamination within indoor spaces.”

Help the NHS

Several NAADUK members have continued to carry out work, i.e. deep cleaning, ventilation cleaning & sanitising air conditioning systems for front line NHS services. Can all NAADUK members who are capable of carrying out the above, who wish to be involved please register with NAADUK so that we can help the NHS & others when required.

Please send me your name and contact details to: admin@naaduk.co.uk

Alternative to CSCS Cards – RESET

Please find in the below link the letter regarding CSCS CRO Card withdrawal. This is something that will affect not only our industry but many others too.
We are aiming to gain an affordable way for all to be able to prove their competency and qualifications when visiting sites from a company who are fully independent and impartial.
We would really appreciate your support, without another card on the market this will have a huge financial impact to many many companies.