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Health, safety and wellbeing

The following materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum subject area, which covers your legal, professional and ethical duties in relation to construction site and workplace safety and wellbeing. You must undertake at least two of your 35 CPD hours on this topic every year. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Acoustics: The key to happier and healthier workspaces?
Online Learning, by BuzziSpace
A seminar that explores and justifies the need to consider acoustics at the very start of any project. Topics covered include: how sound can be mastered and balanced, with examples; why we should introduce more biophilic and biometric designs and how these can contribute to creating better acoustic treatments; and, how to create a perfect ’sound frame’ for quieter and happier workspaces.

BuzziSpace creates solutions for happy and healthy workspaces around the world. With a mission to improve wellbeing through human-centric design, this Belgian brand provides original acoustic solutions, lighting and furnishings to meet the needs of the modern workplace.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Fire and Smoke: Access Solutions
Online Learning, by Profab Access Ltd
Covers the specification of access products, doors, doorsets and components for fire and smoke control. Covers: fire resisting access solutions – what they are and why they’re necessary; relevant British and European standards; the fundamentals of fire testing and certification; and, independent product conformity.

Profab Access is a leading designer and manufacturer of riser doors and access panel solutions. The company offers both fire- and non-fire-rated riser doors and access panels to facilitate the safe access of all areas in walls and ceilings. Additionally, Profab provides a made-to-order bespoke design service to match any access project requirements, including EI60 specification products for integrity and insulation. Profab’s products are tested to all relevant BS/EN standards in fire protection and acoustics, and meet UL fire standards for international markets. Profab riser doors and access panels provide the perfect solution without compromise to aesthetics, or safety in the event of a fire.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors
Online Learning, by dormakaba UK Ltd
A look at the legal requirements when choosing door hardware for fire doors. Includes information on: relevant legislation, Building Regulations and standards; door closers and their correct application in relation to fire doors (including CE marking and what the different classification codes mean); additional requirements such as third-party fire certification; and, what information to look for on fire door hardware product certification.

Dormakaba is a global leader in entrance systems, security and access solutions, with a comprehensive product range and full specification support service, delivered by an experienced, specialist team.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Online Learning, by Bilco UK
Covers a full range of access products, providing a clear overview of access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building. Topics covered include the reasons for having safe 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 globe. Since 1989, Bilco UK has offered a comprehensive range of roof hatches, smoke vents, floor doors and ladders for the UK commercial and construction sectors. Throughout that period, Bilco UK has also built a reputation among architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors for providing access solutions that both facilitate the safe access of all areas of a building, and that are designed, fabricated and quality checked to consistent high standards. Naturally, Bilco UK is ISO 9001:2015 accredited, and offers customers industry leading product guarantees.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A