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Live online seminars

Video presentations and live seminars presented via digital platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings. Here is just a small selection of what’s on offer at ribacpd.com. For an even greater choice, click on the search bar above.
Designing the Correct Roof Safety System
Discusses the correct specification and design of roof safety systems, including: the need for roof safety and who has design responsibility; line and post safety systems; issues surrounding arrest or restraint systems; which aspects of the building to consider, including Building Regulations, air-tightness and thermal efficiency; design and service support; and, system warranties.

SFS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of carbon and stainless-steel fastener components for the building envelope, as well as innovative rainscreen sub-frame systems, high performance door hinges and award-winning fall protection systems. With annual sales in excess of £1.4bn, Swiss-headquartred SFS has a base in Leeds (established more than a century ago) and offices in Welwyn Garden City.
Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Making Access and Escape Safer
Online Learning, by Surespan
Offers guidance on specifying roof access hatches, with consideration to their use and client requirements, including the need for safe and realistic access solutions below the hatch and to areas within and external to the building. Also covers: current regulations surrounding the use of roof-mounted natural smoke ventilation vents, how they work, and design topions; use of glass within horizontal access solutions; how to determine the correct roof hatch size for any given application; fundamental design criteria and standards for safe usage of fixed and retractable ladders; practical solutions for floor access and their technical requirements; and, how and why you should always liaise with the manufacturer at the earliest stages of any project to establish compliance and feasibility.

Surespan manufactures roof hatches, roof access doors, sliding access covers, high quality glass skylights, floor access hatches (including recessed for floor infill), heavy loading floor doors and more. It is an innovative leader in design and manufacture, with an extensive distribution network and production facilities in the UK. Founded in 1989, Surespan has also built long-term working relationships with architects and specifiers in need of bespoke solutions.
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Online Learning, by Bilco UK
Explores the full range of access products, providing an overview of how to succesfully manage access, fire, safety and security requirements in buildings. Topics covered include purpose and reason for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards.

Established in the US in 1926, Bilco designs and supplies access products for the construction and engineering industries around the world. Since 1989, Bilco UK has offered a comprehensive range of standard-size roof hatches, CE-marked smoke vents, fixed and retractable ladders and floor doors for the UK commercial and construction sectors. The Bilco UK Technical Department can also help with bespoke access products where required.

Bilco UK is part of the Access 360 division of Tyman. The Access 360 product portfolio provides a total manufacturing solution to the construction industry for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Role of Flooring in Dementia-Inclusive Design
Online Learning, by Forbo Flooring Systems
Provides up to date and evidence-backed information on how to correctly design dementia-inclusive environments. Explores the effects and challenges of dementia when designing facilities and outlines best practice guidance – with a particular focus on flooring. Aimed at professionals specifying floor coverings for commercial and public buildings, or anyone who has an interest in inclusive design, this presentation provides the help needed to get started.

Forbo Flooring Systems is a global producer of world-class flooring solutions, constantly striving to produce sustainable flooring systems that create better environments. Forbo has a comprehensive product offering for commercial, public sector and residential interiors, including its long established market leading linoleum, project vinyl and residential collections, commercial quality carpet tiles and unique range of flocked floor coverings. Forbo also supplies co-ordinated and fully integrated entrance matting systems to prevent footborne soil and moisture from spoiling the appearance of interior floor finishes and causing unnecessary wear and tear.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
A very practical look at safety and fall protection, including: legislation – what you need to know and why; system design – choice and product differentiation; system testing and standards; and, other work at height considerations.

MSA manufactures the Latchways range of products and services for personal and collective fall protection safety systems, covering all types of work at height applications.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A