A UK based non-proft Trade Association representing any organisation involved in Industrial Hot and Cold Insulation with a separate division completely dedicated to the Asbestos Industry.

TICA (The Thermal Insulation Contractors Association) was founded in 1957 from three regional associations in England and Wales, to represent organisations involved in industrial hot and cold insulation. Rapidly expanding, we offer various categories of TICA Membership including Full, Probationary, Associate, Employment Business and European.

IETA (Insulation and Environmental Training Agency) is a division of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association, responsible for managing the industry's training programmes for Thermal Insulation Apprentices. We offer a variety of training for the industry and are the only organisation in the UK offering apprenticeships in thermal insulation.

ACAD (Asbestos Control and Abatement Division) within the TICA is a founding Member of UKATA and works closely with the HSE and other government bodies to represent its membership in order to develop new legislation and to improve standards throughout the asbestos industry. ACAD offers first-class asbestos awareness and asbestos removal training along with various other courses. Training venues are available in Darlington, Glasgow, St Helens, Bristol, Essex and 'in-house'.