For many of us, spring is the most delightful time of the year. Besides the fantastic displays of our flora and fauna, it is also the time for a good spruce up, inside and out!
With new regulations to ponder over and new product releases to demonstrate, we feel we have our 'house in order', as it were, and are ready to deliver those fantastic product benefits to our customers. It does feel really good this year. And I do love spring!
Our next Major Accounts Review Meeting (MARM) will be at Ai Solutions Ltd on Tuesday 5th June 2007 from 10:30 until 15:00. These meetings allow customers to share their experiences in CDM management with other users and to find out how the ToolKit CS™ solution can be adapted to their needs. It is an outstanding opportunity to network with colleagues and with our developers to understand what is in the pipeline and how the benefits of our product can be delivered.
The meeting is open to all network users and we look forward to hearing from you if you can join us.
Our London based conference went well with a packed audience. Delegates heard from our keynote speaker Richard Boland from the HSE and our highly qualified supporting cast.
Attendees can download the presentations from our web site in the normal way and CPD certificates have been provided where requested.
We carried out a survey about the general level of awareness about the new regulations, using the same question set that were used at the IOSH event in March. The results showed that delegates at our annual conference, who were predominatly ToolKit CS™ users, had a far higher awareness of the reglations than the IOSH attendees. The results are here.
|Q1. What role has replaced and enhanced the position of Planning Supervisor?|
|Q2. Once appointed how much time should be allocated to the Principal Contractor to plan and organise the work before construction starts?|
|Q3. Which set of regulations have been incorporated into CDM 2007?|
|The Answers||IOSH % correct||RAFC % correct|
|A1. CDM Co-ordinator or CDM-C||38||100|
|A2. As much as practicable||74||93|
|A3. Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996||46||53|
Call us or click on CDM to learn more about how the regulations will affect you and how you can meet its requirements with ToolKit CS™.
Following a successful series of Awareness Seminars for our ToolKit™ users, the seminars are now available on general release.
If you are interested in receiving one of these seminars, please contact us to discuss our availability and pricing.
The CDM Regulations 2007 came into force on 6 April 2007. However, a small number of MP's have lodged a request for an Early Day Motion (EDM) 1151 - CDM Regulations to rescind the new Regulations. The parliamentary debate is scheduled for 10th May 07.
Our Partners Callsafe continue to issue their monthly analysis of health & safety issues which we comment to your reading.
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