Building maintenance activities, including repairs, account for 42% of construction-related deaths and serious injuries according to past HSE statistics. With heritage buildings having a significant amount of roofing and external work, there's greater risk of falls from height and precarious environments.
In this evening talk at Shaw House, Newbury, Rebecca Weir and Rebecca Janman of Act Surveyors gave a talk on CDM and building regulations in relation to heritage buildings. Their presentation slides are available to download.
Rebecca Weir was the author of the Association for Project Safety's practice note The CDM-C, Collaborative Thinking and Heritage Sites published in 2012. The practice note was written to assist CDM coordinators, construction safety managers, designers and all related disciplines involved in the safe management of construction work on heritage sites or ancient monuments.
Act Surveyors provide a variety of professional surveying services, all connected with buildings or being construction-related, and with a bias towards providing advice on legislation:
- Approved Inspector Building Control – design approvals and site inspections
- The Building Regulations – building regulations compliance advice
- The Building Regulations – Part L compliance services including SAP, SBEM, etc.
- The CDM Regulations 2015 – CDM Consultants, Principal Designers and Site Safety Auditors
- The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 – Party Wall Surveyors
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – Fire Risk Assessments
Act Surveyors provide services around the whole of the UK.
Shaw House, a Grade I listed house on the outskirts of Newbury, was built in 1581 and stands today as an extremely important survival of an Elizabethan house. Over the years it has been a family home, a school and a dilapidating shell, but in January 2005 its restoration commenced and it re-opened to the public in October 2008. More details: www.shawhouse.org.uk.
This event was organised by 3CPD Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation offering CPD and social events across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties for RICS members and others working in the construction and property sectors. 3CPD is run by local chartered surveyors.