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Health, safety and wellbeing

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic, one of ten topics covering skills that architects need to practice now and in the future. 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.
Fire and Fire and Smoke Dampers: Stopping Fire and Smoke Before They Spread
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
An overview of fire and fire-and-smoke dampers aimed at the specifier seeking a better understanding of: fire and smoke spread and compartmentation; the use of dampers to control the spread of fire and smoke; the testing of fire dampers to European standards; the process of setting out of dampers within walls; the classification of fire resistance performance to European standards; the comparison between single blade, curtain type and opposed blade dampers; CE marking; and, fire duct configurations.

Lindab develops, manufactures, markets and distributes products and system solutions in sheet metal and steel for simplified construction and improved indoor climate. It has a presence in over 30 countries and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Lindab’s technologically-advanced, innovative and eco-friendly range represents a sustainable alternative to less environmentally-friendly products such as plastic – without compromising performance. Within the UK, Lindab has two major offerings: ventilation and profile building products.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Fire Rated Systems and Safety for a Commercial Space
A discussion of the key considerations when specifying fire rated partitioning and screens, especially in a commercial setting. Topics explored include fire terminology, regulations, classifications, and the testing process. Beyond this, the presentation addresses the performance, application and building design considerations relating to fire rated glazed partitioning and doors, fire screens and fire rated timber doors.

Komfort divides spaces by designing and manufacturing internal glazed and solid partitions with integrated doorsets. It is a UK manufacturer proud of its long-standing client relationships built on service, quality, flexibility and technical support. Komfort’s experienced and knowledgeable specialists can help deliver your vision through their extensive contractor network.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Role of Door Hardware in Containing Fire and Facilitating Safe Escape
Seminar, by Allegion (UK) Ltd
Fire doors are an integral part of passive fire safety. This seminar looks at specifying ironmongery correctly to ensure that escape doors provide secure access and controlled and delayed egress. It covers: timber door terminology; the basics of timber fire door construction and testing; the role of ironmongery in fire and escape; securing and accessing escape doors; and, how to legally delay an escape door opening.

Allegion helps keep people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. Its team of experts provides a free door scheduling and specification advice service covering a wide variety of applications and industry sectors. Allegion's brand portfolio includes many leading names, while its product offering features door closers and exit devices, door handles and accessories, residential and commercial locks, cylinders and padlocks, access control and workforce productivity systems.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Unique Benefits of Stone Wool Acoustic Ceilings and Walls for Education
Seminar, by Rockfon
Studies repeatedly show how appropriate design has a desirable – and measurable – impact on clinical outcomes and costs. This seminar is a guide to specifying ceilings for healthcare buildings. It covers: the benefits of stone wool as a primary material type for ceilings; factors to consider when specifying ceilings (such as layout, colour and surfaces); infection control requirements; acoustics for privacy and social interaction; lighting and access to nature and natural light; and, relevant regulations and guidelines.

Rockfon manufactures acoustic ceiling tiles, islands, baffles, wall panels and grids. In other words, complete acoustic systems. Rockfon's solutions start with people: the student struggling to hear, patients unable to rest, office workers unable to concentrate. Its product range extends beyond acoustics. It improves visual comfort, reflects daylight, resists moisture and repels bacteria. Its colours and styles are constantly evolving to help transform human wellbeing. As part of the ROCKWOOL Group, sustainability lies at the heart of Rockfon’s research and development. It's why it uses natural stone, constantly reduces its carbon footprint, and recycles as part of the circular economy. Rockfon solutions are used in schools, hospitals, offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, sports facilities and factories – as well as at home in home cinemas and open plan living areas where acoustics can be a problem.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A