• International Workplace
  • 8 October 2009

Full house for Managing Safety Seminar at TWM

There was standing room only when Simon Toseland, Head of Health and Safety at Workplace Law, gave a presentation on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) at the Total Workplace Management exhibition this week.


Simon’s session at the Managing Safety and Health Seminar Theatre was aimed at Facilities Managers (FMs) with responsibility for all aspects of construction work. Construction work under the CDM Regulations encompasses new building work, refurbishments and even, as he pointed out, areas that FMs might not realise necessitate work that is defined as construction under the Regulations, e.g. refitting fire extinguishers.


His session covered construction accidents, including ill health statistics; an overview of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007 Regulations) that came into force on 6 April 2007; the role of the client; defining competence; and the roles of other duty holders.


Earlier in the week, Simon’s online seminar on CDM also drew a huge response, with participants noting that “your presentation was very interesting and easy to understand,” and, judging by their positive response, the audience at TWM appeared to share that view.