Asbestos Associations is pleased to work closely with the following respected asbestos associations:


ACAD Company Information

The acronym ACAD stands for Asbestos Control and Abatement Division. ACAD was formed as a separate division of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) in 1994 as a Trade Association for companies involved in the asbestos industry.

ACADS Objectives

ACAD's main aims and objectives are to:

    * Improve overall Health & Safety standards within the industry
    * Provide asbestos training to the industry
    * Act positively to promote best working practices
    * Provide accurate information to members and the industry as a whole
    * Work closely with statutory bodies such as the HSE and the Environment Agency.

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ASTRA has been formed to specifically meet the needs of the Asbestos Industry Professionals not currently represented by the mainstream trade bodies. 


Our services include:


  • Asbestos trade association membership
  • Asbestos removal training
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • BOHS Proficiency training
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Asbestos site audits


  • Asbestos project management
  • Asbestos costing consultants
  • Construction health & safety training
  • NEBOSH courses
  • IOSH courses
  • CSCS & CITB courses


Why ASTRA was formed


We at ASTRA take an entirely different approach to the needs of our members. Our governing council is made up of Asbestos Removal, Surveying & Analytical professionals who are not afraid to voice their views and basically talk sense, they do not proclaim to be the best, safest or most or biggest contractors in the industry, but they strive to be better. 



ASTRA's team understand through our vast experience that all contractors make mistakes, ASTRA members are proactive not reactive and the association will continue to promote this as the building blocks of the association. 



We offer removal contractors the help and support required to safely operate in a permissible licensing regime & offer the same quality service to surveyors & non licensed contractors who strive to improve their knowledge, services & employee safety when surveying or working with or around asbestos containing materials. 



Under the current established requirements for trade association membership, new asbestos removal licensed contractors are excluded from membership in their first year for the reason of not being able to demonstrate a track record of good practice or high standards of workmanship. 



We at ASTRA believe that this is precisely the time when new license holders require the help and support of a professional organisation, to ensure that your probationary license period is a successful one! 



This service does not stop there. ASTRA intend to protect the rights of our members should they encounter difficulties. We will ensure that you receive fair treatment and offer practical help and advice when problems occur.


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