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Construction News Event 2nd March, 2005

Construction News Event (10/01/05)

On the 2nd March, 2005 Construction News will be hosting the Plant 2005: Protect your Assets Event, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham  



08:30 Registration

09:00 Chairman's opening remarks, Colin Wood, CPA

09:10 Interpreting results and legislation on vibration, Brian Coles, HSE

The vibration directive explained: whole-body and hand-arm vibration legislation

Understanding how vibrations are measured and their implications on plant machinery and the industry

Understanding whose responsibility it is to implement new safety measures

09:40 Reviewing the new regulations, Ian Greenwood, HSE

The EU Temporary Working at Height legislation explained

09:55 Working at height: what it is going to mean for workers, Tim Whitehead, IPAF

How to change working practices to stay within the law

The PAL card and knowing what is needed to operate machinery at height for the hiring companies, the contractors and the manufacturers

10:10 An industry perspective: understanding the new legislation and implementing the changes, Neil Murray, SGB

How to work safely at height: a practical approach

The implications for the industry as a whole

Cost-effective measures to comply with the new rules

10:25 Question and answer session featuring:

10:40 Morning refreshments

11:00 The hirer's perspective, John Varcoe, CPA

Understanding two new sets of regulations affecting diesel: the carriage and storage of dangerous goods

The working time directive and adapting to change

The challenge to comply

11:15 The manufacturer's perspective, Tim Faithful, CEA

Impact of noise and exhaust emissions legislation

The challenge to comply

11:30 Whole-body vibration: cost-effective measures to meet legislation, Mark Ireland, JCB

Assessing whose responsibility it is for adding safety features

Assessing the added costs of new safety features and adherence to WBV guidelines

12:00 Hand-arm vibration: cost-effective measures to meet legislation, Walid Hussain, Hilti

Assessing HAV: the results and how it is measured

Complying with the new legislation and guidelines: clarification of standards and practice

Analysing the productivity challenge to the industry

Case study to highlight the manufacturer's challenge

12:30 Question and answer session

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Operator training within the industry, Mr Mick Norton, OPERC President

Assessing the practicality of CPCS introduced in January 2004

Understanding how to improve the competency of the workforce

Assessing what changes operators need to make to comply with CPCS

Case study to illustrate how CPCS can work: what a plant company needs to do

The OPERC view: CPCS and what else can be done

14:15 Getting new recruits on board - CITB accreditation and funding, Jim McCall, CITB

Understanding the different organisations involved and who needs what to work

Optimising benefits of CITB training grants and the courses available

Ways to meet skill shortages: attracting and retaining young people and encouraging women

14:45 Reaping the benefits of CITB funding, Ian Fisher, Ainscough Cranes

How your company can use CITB to improve and grow a trained workforce

Helping people in the industry develop their career through CITB funding

Benefits of CITB funding

Cost-effective changes you can make


15:15 Afternoon refreshments

15:40 Plant theft in the UK, Tim Purbrick, TER

What is equipment theft in the UK?

Why do criminals target plant and equipment?

Reducing the premiums: what actions can hirers and users take to reduce equipment theft?

16:00 Security - preventing theft and reducing costs, Sean Miller, Meck Lock System

Safety measures: best practice for reducing insurance premiums

Assessing why hire companies and contractors don't fit devices and why they now should

Assessing the most cost-effective ways of insuring your machinery and business

16:20 Question and answer session

16:30 Closing remarks and end of conference, Andrew Gaved, Construction News


Plant 2005 Conference Registration

3rd Floor, 151 Rosebery Avenue
Tel: 020 7505 6044
Fax: 020 7505 6001
Email: [email protected]

National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
West Midlands
B92 0EJ