Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Young tradespeople receive an important warning from 61-year-old carpenter

John Jackson is a 61-year-old carpenter who has spent his life working at a range of carpentry firms. He has also been diagnosed with mesothelioma, which he can trace back to working with asbestos in the 1960s and 70s. After discovering through the Health and Safety Executive that 20 people a week die from asbestos-related problems, he wants to get the word out to younger generations.

Mr Jackson explained:

"Most tradespeople will know the use of asbestos is illegal, however the ban only started in 1999. This means many older buildings still contain it and many younger tradespeople will not have worked directly with it and may be unfamiliar with what it looks like and where it can be found. Alarmingly it seems tradespeople are now being exposed to asbestos through a lack of training and ignorance of the dangers.

I now face an uncertain future and am concerned family members who came into contact with asbestos from my work overalls may also be at risk. My aim, whilst I am well enough, is to educate fellow carpenters and other tradespeople to the potential dangers of asbestos exposure.
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He now hopes that with the help of Anglia Asbestos Support Group, sponsored locally by solicitors Ashtons Legal, he can get the word out and young tradespeople gain access to the knowledge they need to spot asbestos in its many forms and react accordingly.

Here at C&D Consultancy we share Mr Jackson's concerns, which is why we offer regular training slots for asbestos awareness. If you would like to learn more, or know a young tradesperson this training would benefit, please email Stuart who'll answer any questions you have.

Source: Norwich Evening News

Friday, June 9, 2017

NDTG notice to members regarding Demolition Awareness training

Below is a copy of the letter sent out by Howard Button, chief executive of the NDTG, with regards to Demolition Awareness training and achieving a CCDO Competency Card. We've included the text in full for your convenience. Please click the image below to see it full size.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NDTG announce details of CCDO card renewals

The current CCDO card renewal system has been reviewed in consultation with CSCS following lengthy and detailed negotiations. I am pleased to advise the following:

1. Existing Industry cards that have been achieved without an NVQ qualification may be renewed up to 2020 with the new CCDO Smart Card. These cards will not now require the NVQ qualification until 2020, however, a Refresher Course will still need to be undertaken.

2. The NDTG, in accordance with CSCS guidance, will renew the following cards:
  • Blue -D2B- Topman
  • Gold -D3B -Supervisor

3. CSCS will continue to review the process and advise any further requirements for card renewal post 2020.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

C&D helping 20 young people find employment

Here at C&D we are very happy to be helping 20 young people find employment with the help of Groundwork Greater Nottingham and support from the Big Lottery-fund Talent Match programme.

Full details of our involvement in the project can be found over at our sister site Demolish & Dismantle.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Inspiring the Future celebrates 35,000 volunteers

Our own John Woodward is a volunteer working with Inspiring the Future, which puts professionals in the same room as school kids to inspire them for future career selection. And now John makes up one of over 35,000 volunteers registered across the whole country.

Inspiring the Future is celebrating this fact, with volunteers at all levels from apprentice to CEO, and all sectors from archaeologist to zoologist. Teachers and careers professionals have sent over 30,000 invitations to volunteers on the system and in two terms have supported over 100,000 young people at events across the country, reaching 1,325,000 young people in total.

Now they want to ensure 2017 is their biggest year yet in enabling schools to connect with volunteers. If you'd like to get involved, please visit the Inspiring the Future website.

Monday, April 10, 2017

New forthcoming training courses confirmed

Below you will find a number of new training course dates and subjects. We constantly keep the training calendar up-to-date, with a weekly breakdown available to view on the right of the website. But there's quite a few new additions so we've highlighted them below.

The venue for most courses will be:

C&D Consultancy,
Carriers Fold,
Wombourne,
South Staffs. WV5 9DH

Confirmed venue details and course times will be notified in advance of the course. To book places or for further details please contact the office on 01902 324689 or email stuart@demolishdismantle.co.uk

Here's the courses:

  • 26th April - Category B Asbestos
  • 27th April - Demolition Manager Day 1
  • 3rd May - CCDO Demolition Topman
  • 4th May - Demolition Manager Day 2
  • 11th May - Demolition Manager Day 3
  • 18th May - Demolition Manager Day 4
  • 25th May - Demolition Manager Day 5
  • 31st May - Category B Asbestos
  • 1st June - Asbestos Awareness
  • 1st June - Category B Asbestos Refresher
  • 20th June - CCDO Demolition Labourer Level 1
  • 21st June - CCDO Demolition Refurbishment Operative
  • 22nd June - Category B Asbestos
  • 11th July - CCDO Labourer Level 1
  • 13th July - Category B Asbestos
  • 14th July - Asbestos Awareness
  • 14th July - Demolition Awareness
  • 8th August - CCDO Topman
  • 9th August - CCDO Demolition Refurbishment Operative
  • 22nd August - Category B Asbestos
  • 23rd August - Asbestos Awareness
  • 23rd August - Category B Asbestos Refresher

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IOSH Midland Branch Meeting Tomorrow

The next IOSH Midland Branch Meeting will be held on Thursday, 6th April. The topic will be Nanotechnology and Risk Management.

The presentation will be given by Himmat Rai BSc (Hons) LL.M DMS FCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH. Himmat Rai is Managing Director of Sentinel Safety Solutions Ltd, a risk management consultancy specialising in health & safety and food safety, based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

He has almost 30 years’ experience in his field, including nine years enforcing health & safety/food safety. Since joining the private sector in 1997, Himmat has worked with a diverse range of organisations from SME’s through to multi-nationals, as well as local authorities and the NHS. He has worked throughout the UK, mainland Europe, USA, and the Far East.

Himmat is a published author and contributor to UK and International publications. His extensive experience is regularly called upon by instructing solicitors and insurers as an Expert Witness with respect to both criminal and civil matters.

This is going to be a very interesting presentation, and will be of interest to all health and Safety Practitioners especially those in the field of science.

There will be a buffet lunch and refreshments available from 1.30pm with the meeting commencing at 2pm. The address is as follows:

Hollyfields Centre,
Woodacre Road,
Birmingham,
West Midlands B24 OJT

More information can be found at the IOSH Midland Branch unofficial group page.