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Health, safety and wellbeing

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Copper in Architecture - Antimicrobial Copper: Innovative and cost-effective materials for healthcare design
Antimicrobial Copper: Innovative and cost-effective materials for healthcare design
Explains how durable and intrinsically antimicrobial touch surfaces can help reduce infection, improving both patient outcomes and healthcare provider finances. The antimicrobial characteristics of copper and copper alloys are described, reviewing the scientific proof, clinical evidence, cost-effectiveness and aesthetics. Guidance is given on how to recognise facilities that could benefit from this technology, and on how to specify products.

Copper Development Association, a non-profit trade association, has over 20 years’ expertise in the evidence-based application of copper's antimicrobial properties. With a global network of laboratory and clinical researchers it has developed a knowledge base useful to anyone wanting to better understand how to deploy copper to tackle healthcare-acquired infections and reduce the threat of pathogens in hygiene-sensitive buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Quantum Flooring Solutions, a trading name of Quantum Profile Systems Ltd - Step on It: Specification of Entrance Matting
Step on It: Specification of Entrance Matting
A presentation and discussion that addresses the subject of specifying safe and effective entrance matting. Includes what entrance matting is designed to achieve and how to select the right one, how recent BRE guidelines affect the choices for specifiers, and the environmental and health and safety considerations applicable to the manufacture, installation and maintenance of entrance matting. Hand-outs include reference links to further information.

Quantum Flooring Solutions manufactures and supplies the contract flooring market with a wide and comprehensive range of flooring accessories. The range includes stair nosings (stair edging), PVC accessories and trims, PVC transition profiles and entrance matting.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-45 minutes.
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Ltd - The Designer's Guide to Industrial Doors
The Designer's Guide to Industrial Doors
Offers guidance on the design issues that architects should take into consideration when specifying industrial doors. Also discusses the relevant legislation, HSE recommendations and industry codes (SBD, BREEAM), as well as technology and system concepts that specifically address energy efficiency, safety and security. Learn how to reduce construction costs by maximising space.

With 11,000 employees worldwide, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is a leading supplier of automatic entrance products and services to clients in more than 120 countries. ASSA ABLOY can enhance flow and convenience by creating automatic entrance solutions for the front, back and interior of any building. Its product portfolio includes automatic, high-performance, industrial and commercial doors, and loading dock equipment.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.