‘Responsible Person’ – Fire Safety Law – Sleeping Accommodation

Guidance for Responsible Persons: How to use the guide This guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 Explains what fire risk assessment is and how you might go about it.  Fire risk assessment should be the foundation for all the fire precautions in your premises. Part 2 Provides further guidance on...

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A ‘low risk’ approach to façades on high-rise buildings

The ICM are always pleased to recommend good industry CPD - Phase 1 of the sad Grenfell Inquiry has ended - and ongoing Phase 2 is even sadder - but is now delayed due to a member of the Panel testing positive to COVID-19 so the Hearing is now deferred until 11 January 2021 but the Met. Police investigation...

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Safety, Quality, and Competence must be the focus for everything in construction

... quality design, quality products, quality services ... and ICM champions quality safety too! ... The ICM fully endorses and supports the general calls from all parts of of the sector to seize the opportunity to change the construction industry in the UK for the better, improving both safety,...

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The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group has marked its 25th anniversary, with the call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority.  SEC Group chairman, Trevor Hursthouse says:   “In the last two years there has been an outpouring of reports on construction – most...

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Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with 'soft skills' perform better? What do soft skills look like? Social awareness; Capacity to embrace change; Emotion regulation; Patience; Perceptiveness; Persistence; Perseverance; Temperament to manage adversity; Growth mindset; Professionalism; Enthusiasm; Drive; Ambition;...

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Ban on combustible cladding “does not go far enough” ~ systemic failure of the entire building control system!

Measures to ban combustible materials on the outside of some buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire do not go far enough, says James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in his keynote address to the FPA Fire Sector Summit on 31st October...

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The MOBIE Model – Inspiring the Next Generation

At London Build 2018 the leading construction & design show at London Olympia on 23 October David Jones Director of Education & Training at ICM chaired the conference at the Skills Hub and had the great pleasure to introduce and invite John Mathers who is Trustee of MOBIE: Ministry of Building...

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National CDM Competence Registry™® launched by The Institute of Construction Management …

... the sector needs a new culture of managing safety on HRRBs and fire risks during cladding and insulation removal and replacement ... On a sound foundation the ICM proudly launched the National CDM Competence Registry™® at London Build 2018 the leading construction & design show at London...

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FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK ~ make it a competent 24/7/365 ‘All Year Round’ professional habit please!

Fire Door Safety Week is an annual event which aims to focus on issues around fire doors and fire safety ... smoke usually kills long before fire - powerful short film for Fire Door Safety Week 2018 ... the current 2018  campaign runs 24 - 30 September ...  ... the British Woodworking Foundation...

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