October 2001

Construction Industry Seminar 4 October

Our first Construction Industry Seminar took place in Milton Keynes on 4th Oct. We had a full capacity audience who took an active interest in presentations from the HSE and our business partners including Mouchel Consulting, Casella Environmental Services, Pcubed Management Support Services and Callsafe Services. According to the feedback, the attendees said the event was ‘Really Excellent’, with ‘Good Practical Information’. ‘The concept of the half day overview worked well’. This was backed up with ‘good presentations, good speakers, and a good venue’. ‘We are looking forward to the next event’ on Thursday 4th April 2002. Please make a note in your diary!

We demonstrated at the event that the CDM ‘community’ we started in 1995 has expanded to include many areas of health & safety including asbestos and health & safety at work. In addition to providing a forum that attendees find helpful, we provide software products and services that help users manage their day to day health and safety functions too. We showed our new 2002 portfolio with integration into several other products including Microsoft Project. Copies of all the slide sets are available plus details of our partners on our web site

Asbestos Update

We are supporting the HSE awareness campaign to pass on information about the new Asbestos Regulations. Their campaign starts in November and we will be delivering seminars based on their material at dates following that start.

Product Seminars 23rd & 30th October

We have 2 dates set aside for presentations and demonstrations about our own products and how they can help you meet the new CDM ACoP and Asbestos Regulations. These presentations are designed to meet the needs of individual organisations and to demonstrate how we can help you satisfy the HSE’s requirements to provide audited management systems for this vital safety area. Please let us know if you are interested in these dates.

European Safety Week

We would like to do our part in publicising the forthcoming European Safety Week which starts on 15th October. Details can be found on the HSE's web site:

CDM Revised ACoP

HSE's Stephen Wright tells us that the new CDM ACoP will be available in November and be enforced from February 1st 2002. We are intending to update the Knowledgebase in our CDM ToolKit™ 2000 software to accommodate the changes. If you want to keep ahead of the regulations with your planning and management processes and include the new procedures, then this would be a good time to get your copy of our CDM software. We will update it with the new procedures as they become available.

CDM Software

We are planning an update to our CDM ToolKit™ 2000 product to include changes to the ACoP, Knowledge Base and other modifications. This will be distributed as Service Release 7 in December.

Details of our products including pricing are available on our web site. Please don't forget our 'community web site' as well. This is a substantial and secure site, offering you several services to help with the challenges that CDM brings to every organisation involved in construction including the Client!

Ai Solutions CDROM with Evaluation Software

We have a free promotional CDROM that presents information about Ai Solutions, CDM and asbestos. In addition, we have included free evaluation copies of our software for those who want to find out more about us and our products. Please contact us if you would like a copy.

Asbestos Register ToolKit™ Lite – Offer £199

Our Asbestos Register management software is available for an offer price of £199 plus VAT for a single user license. This is a discounted price from £249 and £249 for maintenance and upgrades. We are offering it with free maintenance and upgrades for the first 12 months to a limited number of customers. This is a limited time offer, so please be one of the first to benefit from this new product that will help you cope with the new Asbestos Regulations for all your premises.

Our web site has details of the offer or you can contact us direct. The Asbestos ToolKit™ Lite provides all the routines you need to manage your Asbestos Register database, Surveys and Monitoring across all your sites. Users can be set up ‘read only’ of with 'full editing' rights and from a shared standalone PC. This is a real bargain at under £200 so please let us have your order now.

Competition Time

Our September competition has been won by the London based GMW Partnership.

This month we are offering another 12 month standalone copy of Asbestos Register ToolKit™ Lite. Please visit our web site for entry details!

The correct answer to September's question regarding the number of deaths from asbestos was 1,000-10,000. The actual answer is around 3000 deaths or about the same number as die from road accidents.

Developer's Corner

We have introduced this new 'spot' to pass on tips and information from our developers to our ToolKit™ users. We all hope you find this helpful;

We have recently updated our CDM ToolKit™ 2000 document generator to allow you better control of 'section splitting' on page breaks. Users can control this process using the ‘print preview | page setup | split sections over page’ option.


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