At Industry Update, we are dedicated to showcasing those who are driving real change in their respective industries. This is why we are proud to announce that NAADUK (National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK) has been chosen to receive our Association of the Year award, for its continued dedication to providing a trusted register of fully trained ductwork maintenance specialists.
“We are honoured to win this award; starting off as a small group to a growing association we thank Industry Update for putting us forward for the award. It’s thanks to our members and their input that we are in great respect of accepting and we hope to continue our great work,” said Olivia Deen.
NAADUK was established in 2014 by a selection of industry leaders who felt it was necessary to have a group of experts to lead and teach both members and the public on the industry’s standards and laws, which are not easily understood. With its head office in Devon, NAADUK holds meetings across the country and has members from countries as far away as Qatar and Australia.
By offering a full list of qualified and trained ductwork cleaners, NAADUK provides companies and the public with the confidence that they are contacting competent personnel. What’s more, NAADUK also promotes laws, standards and the importance of maintaining ventilation systems.
As a relatively young association, NAADUK has had a tremendous past 12 months. “It’s been a really busy year, the membership has continued to grow as we had hoped and the profile of NAADUK has really increased. We’ve had our regular member meetings while having factory tours and seminars, and things are continuing to grow and develop into the New Year,” said Olivia.
Recently, NAADUK completed testing on the Kingspan Kool Duct. This has led to NAADUK confirming that this ductwork can be cleaned and that it would recommend the use of this ductwork, due to its lightweight feature and its durability. Furthermore, the NAADUK approved training centre, AEME, was in this year’s Parliamentary Review. Indeed, inclusion in such a highly recognised publication is proof of NAADUK’s growing presence and significance within the industry.
Delivering a wealth of benefits to the industry, NAADUK offers free advice and guidance, as well as providing informative seminars to councils and similar establishments, including Testing Standards. NAADUK members are invited to all meetings, regardless of their size, with access to free technical advice whenever needed. Members are also put on to the National Database to ensure they are easily found when potential clients are looking for a competent trained technician.
With a mission to help people work together to provoke industry-wide improvements, NAADUK is consistently coming up with ideas and new ways of thinking to add value to the ductwork maintenance industry. The association features members who have proved their competence in training, as well as associate members who may be manufacturers of the products used, who wish to stay abreast of any updates and changes within the industry.
With a successful first few years of operation, NAADUK is thoroughly excited for the future. The association is currently working on NAAD 21, which will be a specification on the cleaning of supply and extract ventilation systems, as well as grease kitchen extract cleaning. It will be the most advanced specification on Ventilation Hygiene on the market, and will be freely available to all in line with the Dame Hackett Review. This is currently being finalised and will be realised in 2020 to much anticipation from the group and entire industry.
Following on from this, NAADUK will be promoting the importance and requirement of Fire Damper Testing, while continuing to keep the industry informed of the latest updates. The association will also be holding a presentation slot at the Healthcare Estates 2020 to inform the NHS trusts of the importance of Ventilation Hygiene.
Without a doubt, NAADUK has maintained the high quality services on which it was established, with the founding industry experts remaining on board and membership continuing to grow on a monthly basis. NAADUK is always welcoming new members, with a great appreciation of the input that is given in its monthly meetings. All members are invited to attend these, and there is no doubt that NAADUK will be starting 2020 the same way as last year: working together to improve our industry.
If you would like to find out more information on NAADUK’s full range of services and benefits, head to the website. Alternatively, get in touch using the contact details below.
T 01404 891539