There is overwhelming evidence from the number of enquiries being received by the CAI office that more and more installers are being caught by the tightening of restriction to construction site access. In more and more cases the only way on to a regulated construction site is by possession of skills card identifying you as competent in your trade and familiar with all necessary health and safety demands.
Over the past years many installers obtained temporary or trainee cards by stating and signing they would be undertaking formal qualification training – either industry pathway or vocational. It is now obvious many of those temporary cards have expired, qualification was not completed and card operators are not re-issuing cards unless proof of competence – i.e. qualification and certification – can be produced.
Thankfully some time ago the CAI secured its ‘Foundation Diploma in Signal Reception’ as a pathway for proving competence to obtain a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and this qualification is one of the accepted routes to obtaining a card.
|Local TV Line Up - 27th August Update
The updated Local TV mux slide reflects:
The UK's sixth local TV service launches this week, with viewers in the Brighton and Hove area seeing Latest TV hit the airwaves on Thursday 28th August.
Congratulations to A & N Aerials Ltd on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1828. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/1168-a-n-aerials-ltd?Itemid=.
We wish Nigel and the A & N Aerials Ltd team in Kent all the very best for the future with their new membership.
Mobile phone operators are now rolling out 4G networks across the UK to provide super-fast wireless broadband. The 800 MHz frequencies used by some 4G services are next to the frequencies used for Freeview. There is a small chance this may cause disruption to Freeview services.
Typical symptoms include a loss of sound, pixelated images or loss of some or all Freeview channels. Cable and satellite TV services are very unlikely to be affected.
at800 is sending postcards to addresses in:
Ashfield, Bath and North East Somerset, Bedford, Bolsover, Braintree, Cambridge, Cherwell, Chesterfield, City of Peterborough, City of Stoke-on-Trent, Doncaster, Flintshire, Hartlepool, Hinckley and Bosworth, Luton, North Hertfordshire, North Kesteven, North West Leicestershire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rochford, South Derbyshire, Southend-on-Sea, Stevenage, Teignbridge, Telford and Wrekin and Torbay.
CBBC HD will be taken off Freeview HD from the 16th July to make way for an extension of BBC Three's broadcast hours in time for the Commonwealth Games. BBC Three will be covering the Games in July and early August.
Garazi Gola, the BBC's acting Director of Distribution confirmed the move in a BBC post, advising viewers that; ‘any series links set for CBBC HD will not record and will need to be reset for CBBC SD if you want to continue to record the programme during the Commonwealth Games.’
Congratulations to AV UK Satellites & Aerials Ltd on their new membership with CAI Ltd holding membership number C.1829. Full company information can be found on the following link, http://www.cai.org.uk/component/mtree/1169-av-uk-satellites-aerials-ltd?Itemid=.
We wish Hilary and the AV UK Satellites & Aerials Ltd team in Hertfordshire all the very best for the future with their new membership.
Just a quick reminder that the Freeview TV guide will be updated and expanded on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 to create extra capacity for new General Entertainment services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers.
- The Children’s genre will move from LCN 70 to start at LCN 120
- The News genre will move from LCN 80 to start at LCN 130
To update their guide viewers simply need to retune their Freeview TVs and digital boxes where equipment does not pick up the changes automatically. On-screen messages will prompt viewers to retune on or after 3 September 2014.
Following a Twitter post from BBC One Programme DIY SOS requesting assistance with finding an aerial installer for a project in the Swansea area, the CAI contacted our Welsh members for their help. We are delighted to confirm our member Elite Aerial Services Ltd will be taking part in the 'Big Build' helping deserving people in DIY Hell. Thank you to all those members that responded to our @DIYSOS post and email. Great to see so many CAI members willing to help out those in need. Feeling proud of all our members kindness.
The CAI is pleased to announce it is now in a position to offer a Safe Working at Height (SWAH) with ladders course at member’s work-based locations.
After the overwhelming welcomed response to the SWAH refresher assessments, the CAI is reacting positively to member requests for a 1-day knowledge and practical training course that can be conducted ‘in-house’ to avoid days of travel and accommodation with the resultant down-time that costs work and money. Whilst already certified installers can be re-assessed at work and avoid a costly trip to training centres, new recruits still have to make somewhat laborious and costly arrangement to attend a training centre, which can be a considerable distance from their place of work.