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Featured CPD

Our Editor’s picks cover an eclectic mix of topics from rail security, electric vehicle charging and hazardous material storage, among others. If you still cannot find what you’re searching for, click on the menu items at the top of this page. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Electric Vehicle Charging
Online Learning, by Pod Point LTD
A close look at the electric vehicle industry, charging points and the future development of the EV sector. Examines: the issues surrounding the location of charging points, including planning guidance; how to manage charge points effectively; how electric vehicle chargers work; best practices and cost-effective solutions for charger unit installation; and, how the electric vehicle industry could develop in the future.

Pod Point is one of UK's leading providers of electric vehicle charging points. Since its formation in 2009, it has manufactured and sold over 80,000 charging points across the UK and Norway, and has also developed an extensive public network connecting EV drivers with 3,000+ charging bays at locations including Tesco, Lidl and Center Parcs. Pod Point works with major property developers and managers such as Barratt Homes, Savills and Bellway to wire up their developments. It also installs smart home charging points for customers of major automotive brands such as Audi, Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai. Its fleet customers include Skanska, Mitie and PepsiCo.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Glass as a Design Material and Regulations Impacts on Specification
A look at how to correctly specify glass, including advice on: glass as a material, and the types of glass available; technical aspects of glass and how glass is produced; applications and performance of different types of glass; the influence of Building Regulations Part L on specification; U- and G-values; advanced coated glass; and, glass as a design material – including what it can do and where and when to specify it.

Guardian is a diverse global manufacturing company with leading positions in many markets. It was established in 1932 and now employs over 19,000 people worldwide. Guardian is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of float glass, operating 27 float glass lines worldwide, including the UK. The company invests heavily in innovation and operates at the very forefront of modern glass technologies, developing next-generation energy saving and advanced solar control glasses. Today, it continues to exploit the possibilities afforded by float glass to suit the needs of tomorrow.

Duration: 40-60 minutes, plus Q&A
MatSafe - Hazardous Material Storage
Online Learning, by asecos Ltd
How to select the best and most appropriate storage cabinets for modern laboratories. Topics covered include: current storage legislation; hazardous materials – what are they and why they’re dangerous; the purpose, features and benefits of an effective storage cabinet; cabinet types; design features of BS EN 14470; and, how to specify appropriate storage solutions and integrate them into the design stage.

Asecos manufactures highly insulated hazmat storage cabinets, producing innovative and sustainable products to meet the challenges of storing hazardous materials in modern laboratories and industrial facilities. Asecos cabinets conform to the most stringent European and US standards and can be integrated into casework or used as free-standing storage solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Inside Track to Rail Security: An Introduction to the Layers of Perimeter Protection for Rail Infrastructure
Online Learning, by Betafence (a Praesidiad brand)
Identifies the key security risks faced by the rail industry before discussing the various perimeter protection solutions that address them. These include sound barriers to protect against noise pollution, fencing that prevents unauthorised access to railway tracks, and security systems for high-risk areas such as train stations. Other topics covered include: the main rail industry security threats and UK rail incident statistics; best practice and guidelines for choosing an appropriate solution; industry regulations and certifications, including legislation, certification bodies and product standards; security ratings and how to use them appropriately; and, the importance of sustainable products.

Betafence is a world leader in perimeter security solutions, and a manufacturer of innovative fencing, gate, automation, access control and integrated solutions. Its comprehensive range embraces all security levels, from basic demarcation to areas of critical national importance. All fences are tested to the highest standards, including PAS68, and are LPCB, CPNI and Secured by Design accredited.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Why WRAS? How to Prevent Waste, Misuse, Undue Consumption, Contamination and Erroneous Measurement of Mains Water
Online Learning, by Hansgrohe
Design bathrooms and kitchens that are Part G and WRAS (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme) compliant. Meeting Building Regulations Part G requirements at the design phase prevents having to retrofit products later. This practical guide includes advice on: WRAS, approvals and the WRAS organisation; water supply and relevant regulations and byelaws; how a manufacturer’s commitment can help to achieve compliance with the regulations, and the risks associated with non-compliance; the importance of Installation Requirement Notes (IRNs)’ and, the WRAS certificate.

Hansgrohe is a leading manufacturer of brassware, including kitchen, bath, basin and bidet taps, shower fittings, washbasins and accessories.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A