RIBA CPD Showcase

Safer homes and workspaces

Safety at home and work is more than just a legal and ethical requirement, it is a statement on how much we value ourselves and others. The following CPD materials cover safeguarding, infection control and entrance security.
Online Learning, by Meganite Solid Surface
A guide to selecting interior surfaces that support infection prevention. Topics covered include: the differences between antibiotic and antimicobial resistance; how surfaces support the acquisition and transmission of deadly pathogens; design strategies to mitigate healthcare-acquired infection; and, the benefits of antimicrobial solid surface materials.

Meganite manufactures acrylic solid surfaces. It’s a global brand with more than 40 years’ experience and distribution in over 35 countries. Meganite can support your specification journey from design to construction, providing expert advice and technical knowledge throughout. Its product range includes antimicrobial solid surfaces, shapable marble-veined surfaces, and ultra bendable surfacing materials.
Practical advice on how to help safeguard vulnerable users of washrooms in mental health facilities. By their nature washrooms are private spaces, and often used unsupervised to maintain patient dignity. It is therefore vital that every effort is made to make them safe, and to prevent self-harm by using fixtures and fittings designed to prevent ligatures being attached.

A British company founded in 1942, Dudley specialises in manufacturing high quality stainless steel washroom equipment. Its range includes everything from wallmounted dispensers to integral recessed units. It recently added high contrast coloured units to benefit dementia patients and an anti-ligature range to help support the vulnerable and promote independence.

Duration: 30-40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Brandsafe
With distribution and logistics centres under pressure from increased demand, it’s important that the buildings housing them and their occupants are properly protected. This seminar includes guidance on specifying industrial safety products, protecting people and assets, safety products and solutions, and factors to consider when choosing systems and suppliers.

Part of the IWS Group, Brandsafe specialises in bespoke designed impact protection systems and solutions for distribution centres, warehouses, manufacturing and production facilities. Its innovative product range combines the high visibility and versatility of polymer with the inherent strength and cost-effectiveness of steel.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Design adapts to new rules of social interaction. During the pandemic, washrooms were furnished with sanitising accessories, every other cubicle had to be locked and every other urinal sealed to allow social distancing. This seminar discusses how future washroom design will have to adapt even further.

For over 40 years Thrislington Cubicles has been installing its award-winning cubicle systems in schools, stadiums, museums and more. It’s this experience that underpins its 15 year manufacturing guarantee and that has provided it with a unique insight into the needs of architects and end-users. Thrislington Cubicles is a UK market leader in toilet cubicle and washroom manufacture.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
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