As of 06 April 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 make the role of CDM co-ordinator obsolete and introduce the Principal Designer. L153 is the draft guidance issued by the HSE, but this offers offers no situations describing who might be Principal Designer under different procurement models. Also, it does not detail the skills,

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We all like it when things go well (and why wouldn’t we)! Yesterday, I had an enquiry from a local GP Practice that had been given our name (referral) by an existing GP Practice client of ours. It was great not only to get such a great referral (and testimonial), it was great to get

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We are always looking to improve: our services our offering environmental impact (reduction) our use of space etc. We did that today by upgrading our lighting to LED, and by getting our Projector ceiling mounted in the training room. Small steps, but all in the right direction. We utilised the services of CJ Timms for

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I’m running this course down in London on 03 July, in partnership with Understanding ModernGov Effective Premises Compliance Audits – Maintain Higher Standards of Health and Safety The public sector is responsible for a large and varied property portfolio, therefore having robust procedures in place to comply with statutory building compliance responsibilities is crucial to

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I am chairing a series of 1-day Seminars on “Ensuring Effective Fire Safety in Housing”. These will be taking place mainly in London. In December 2018 the government committed to delivering the recommendations included in the Hackitt report from May 2018, with an emphasis on a more effective regulatory and accountability framework, clearer standards and

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An email received today from a very new client: Dear Mike, We have just received our CHAS accreditation. I would like to thank LRB and the very professional way in which you have worked with us to get through this very difficult process, and in particular, I would like to send a personal thank you

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We have a new member of staff (Jo) starting with us on Monday 21 May. Initially, Jo will be mainly office based and will be working on many of the third Party accreditation schemes (such as CHAS and Safecontractor) that we assist our clients with. Once up to speed with the way that we work,

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I had my first meeting today with a new client. Although they have a fair bit to do, they are certainly up for the challenge, and it was pleasant to see how they received the messages. A significant focus is required (by them) on Active Monitoring, but I think that they will get this right quite

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Great morning in London spent in a meeting with the Board of Directors of a client. The session involved a discussion on the duties of directors, and how this links back to the PDCA approach of 18001, 14001, and 9001. Several issues were discussed openly, with several well-considered questions coming back from the Board.

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