RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Health, safety and wellbeing

The following materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum subject area, which covers the legal, professional and ethical duties in relation to construction site and workplace safety and wellbeing. The topic also covers developing and managing appropriate strategies, processes, tools and systems, as designers, principal designers, architects, business and employers. At least 20 of your 35 mandatory CPD hours must fall within with the ten RIBA core curriculum CPD topics. 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.
Designer, and Principle Designer, Roof and Building Maintenance, Fall Hazard Risk Mitigation Considerations and Solutions
Essential information on work-at-height hazards, regulatory requirements and standards, to enable effective mitigation of the risks associated with maintaining building roofs, façades and other exposed areas. Includes advice on: designer and principal designer fall protection responsibilities; standards, codes of practice and design guidance covering fall protection engineered systems; horizontal lifelines, cable, rail and anchor systems, principles, applications and use parameters; modern roof, top fixed, engineered system solutions, principles and parameters; fall protection abseil rail solutions standards and applications; and, risk mitigation with project examples.

3M DBI-SALA is a world-leading manufacturer of fall protection equipment and engineered safety systems with over 65 years’ experience, hundreds of patents, and a global network of distribution and installation partners. 3M DBI-SALA offers a wide range of innovative engineered horizontal lifeline solutions and anchorages that have been specifically designed and developed to mitigate the work-at-height risks associated with accessing, inspecting and maintaining roofs, façades, atriums, canopies and other exposed areas. Its products and services enable designers, contractors and clients to fully meet with international construction design requirements.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Firestop Health check - 10 Lifesaving questions to ask about your firestop
The Hackitt report Building a Safer Future called for a seamless golden thread of fire safety information to link everyone from specifier to building maintenance team. Manufacturers have been tasked with being more transparent with regard to products’ verified fire resistance. This CPD focusses on the key differences between BS476 Part 20 tested against CE marked firestop products, and discusses the ten questions every specifier should ask to establish whether the fire seal they have actually does what it says on the tin.

Protecta by Polyseam specialises in evidence-based, high-performance fire protection products and systems. Protecta’s expertise and unwavering commitment to quality, safety and performance has both raised standards across the industry and enabled clients to create safer environments for all. Protecta invests in excellence at every stage of the product lifecycle, supporting those making decisions about building structures and fit out as well as the specialists on the frontline responsible for installing products correctly. All Protecta products are CE marked and all core products have ETAs (European Technical Assessments).
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Seminar, by Howe Green
Covers a full range of access products, providing a clear overview of how to manage access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building. Topics covered include purpose and reason for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design and specification considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards.

Established in 1983, Howe Green is a specialist in the manufacture of floor access covers and bespoke architectural metalwork. Its range of premium quality, fabricated metal access hatches is designed to solve the issue of accessibility to concealed services quickly, safely and cost-effectively.

Howe Green provides architects and specifiers with innovative, practical solutions to everyday access problems. Its access covers are used in iconic buildings around the globe, and in everything from commercial offices, castles and cathedrals to stations, schools, supermarkets and shopping centres. All are manufactured in the UK at the company’s facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. Howe Green is part of the Access 360 division of Tyman.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Secured by Design - An Introduction for Architects
Seminar, by Secured by Design
Explores the police ‘Secured by Design’ scheme, including how it’s implemented, it’s successes in development projects, it’s terminology and how to find secured products that achieve police preferred specification. Also discusses how Secured by Design compares with Approved Document Q and other documents referencing security and safer communities, the Secured by Design award and sustainability, and current crime trends.

Secured by Design focuses on crime prevention for homes and commercial premises and promotes security standards for a wide range of applications and products. These principles have been proven to reduce crime risk by up to 60%, by combining standards of physical security and principles of surveillance and defensible space.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Hygienic Drinking Water Solutions in a Post Covid World
Seminar, by Zip Water
Following COVID, the workplace will never be the same again. By focusing on space creation and the latest technologies and drinking water hygiene features now available, this seminar explores the best hydration solutions in this new world. Topics covered include how to specify the right drinking water solution for each workplace area and the different types of touch-free drinking water technology available and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Zip Water creates some of the world's most advanced drinking water solutions. As a market leader, it offers the very latest technology and cutting-edge innovation. Its touch-free drinking water solutions (including mains-fed dispensers ideal for reception and office areas, and countertop and on-wall boiling solutions) have ‘tapped’ into our collective raised awareness of workplace hygiene. Its high-performing product ranges are all designed with longevity in mind. Tested to the most rigorous manufacturing standards, you can always trust a Zip drinking water solution to deliver.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A