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Autumn CPD: Working at Height and Temporary Works

This autumn’s CPD seminar is made up of two half day seminars held on the same day. In the morning Barney Green, from Higher Safety, will talk about Working at Height.  In the afternoon David Thomas, from Heightsayfe Ltd. will discuss Temporary Works.   Both seminars are given from the CDM duty holder's perspective.  

Members and non-Members are welcome.  You can book for one of the two half a day seminars or you can book for both. If you attend both we will provide lunch.

CPD Points

 Each half day is worth 6 CPD points, so attending both will give you 12 points in total.  

Loyalty card stamps

Each half day is worth a stamp on your loyalty card, so if you book for the full day, you're already half way to attending a free event.  (4 points on your loyalty card entitles you to attend an event for free). If you don't have a loyalty card, you can pick one up this event.  

The programme

8.30am: Registration and coffee

9.00am: Chairman's welcome and introductions

9.10am: Morning session - Working at Height

You'll come away with a clear understanding of how the Work at Height hierarchy is applied to construction access considerations, from design, and construction, to operations and maintenance.  

The session will cover:
• the Work at Height Regulations
• a review of the Work at Height hierarchy
• BS 8560, the Code of Practice for the design of Buildings incorporating safe work at height
• a range of construction access methods: new build construction and refurbishment
• practical workshops in groups
• group feedback and discussion

12.15: The morning session finishes.  Lunch starts for those staying for both talks. 

1.00pm: Afternoon registration takes place

1.15pm: The Chairman opens the afternoon session.

1.20pm: The afternoon session - Temporary Works

You will achieve a clear understanding, from a CDM duty holders perspective, of the importance of understanding temporary works when considering design risk management in the pre-construction phase.
The session will cover: 
•    the definition of temporary works (what’s included)
•    the background to BS 5975 (and some subsequent guidance)
•    the consequences and causes of temporary works failure (what can go wrong)
•    the procedural control of temporary works
•    the roles of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator and Supervisor
•    where to get further help

4.15pm: The afternoon session will end with a question and answer session

4.30pm: The day finishes.


Morning Session Afternoon Session Full Day Session (includes lunch)
APS Member £85 APS Member £85 APS Member £170
Non Member: £115.00 Non Member: £115.00 Non Member: £230.00
Full APS Loyalty Card: Free Full APS Loyalty Card: Free Full APS Loyalty Card: £85

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About the speakers

Barney Green

Barney has been at the leading edge of Height and Safety for over 25 years. Trained in Civil Engineering, he spent 10 years on site as a contractor.  He then specialised in anchor technology with Hilti, before moving into height safety.   
He has sat on EN Standards drafting committees for harnesses, lanyards, anchor points and more.  He was also one of a small team, drafting the BS code of practice for the design of buildings incorporating safe work at height (BS8560). 

Barney has been working as an independent height safety advisor, working through Higher Safety, since 2009.  

David Thomas

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng, FICE) and a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CFIOSH).  His career has ranged from contracting to consulting.  He worked at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from 1997 - 2007, latterly as a Principal Specialist Inspector (Construction) with the technical lead on work at height issues.  

Whilst at the HSE, David commissioned a number of research projects with Birmingham University, including 'Friction in temporary works' and ‘Investigation into aspects of falsework'.  He has also authored or chaired production of a range of information sheets and best practice guides including 'Safe erection, use and dismantling of falsework' and 'Facade retention - best practice guide', as well as having been involved in several project groups.   

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