News & Publications

Updated Government Advice on CV19

Posted on May 14, 2020at 11:23 am

The Government issued on Monday 11th May 2020 its latest CV19 recovery strategy supported by guidance on its new Stay Alert policy and advice on face covering. Please see the links below for further information in particular the Sector specific guidance on construction and other outdoor work. As we have been throughout this current pandemic, […]

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RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

Posted on April 20, 2020at 3:28 pm

Good afternoon all, Further to our recent KOK Tech news update on COVID-19 and RIDDOR, the HSE has issued the following update via their Newsletter. You must only make a report under RIDDOR, relating to coronavirus, when: an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported […]

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Secretary of State thanks the construction industry

Posted on April 16, 2020at 1:53 pm

Further to receipt of a communication from Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, thanking the Construction Industry for “delivering for our Nation through this difficult time”, and offering clarity  in respect of the effect of Government guidance on the Construction Industry, please see the below link to the letter issued […]

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Scaffold Inspection Requirements During Coronavirus Shutdown

Posted on April 16, 2020at 1:51 pm

Please note that during the current Government advised Covid-19 general lockdown arrangements, it is worthwhile remembering that the duty to periodically inspect temporary access scaffold structures remains and Client’s need to ensure their appointed  (Principal) Contractors have in place suitable and sufficient arrangements to comply with legal requirement. We at KOK offer the following by […]

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Temporary Suspension of Construction Sites - Recommendations

Posted on April 16, 2020at 1:49 pm

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has released advice on actions to be taken at construction sites when construction work is suspended. The CLC advice supports and expands on the guidance provided in KOK’s previous Technical news bulletin. KOK remain operational and our qualified and experienced staff are available to provide further assistance or advice.

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Professional Services Framework 2020

Posted on February 05, 2020at 12:37 pm

We are on major local frameworks such as Manchester City Council CAPPS and national Frameworks such as NHS Shared Business Services for Lot 4 – QS, Lot 6 – PD, Lot 7 – Building Surveying and Lot 8 – H&S Services. We have also just won a place on the PAGABO Framework for Professional Services […]

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KOK Tech News – April 2019 – Clients Fined £1.8m / KOK 2019 Consultant Award / NHS SBS Story

Posted on April 30, 2019at 4:10 pm

Firstly, a few words from our Managing Director, John Okey FRICS MCIArb MCInstCES CMaPS : – The lessons learned from the tragedies reported below are that the simplest activities can put workers and the public at risk. A construction health and safety professional will have these kinds of risks as their focus, whilst others in […]

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KOK Tech News – December 2018 – Client Access during Christmas Shutdown / Client and Builders Fined

Posted on December 20, 2018at 11:30 am

Firstly, a few words from one of our Senior Principal Designers, Paul Jones, on Regulatory implications relating to shared occupancy building Client access during Christmas / New Year. Client access to a construction site within a shared occupancy building (e.g. Christmas shutdown) Whilst the current CDM 2015 Regulations make it clear that once a construction […]

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A KOK eyed look back at 2018…

Posted on December 20, 2018at 10:14 am

As 2018 draws to a close, we like to look back at the successes and challenges of the year to both appreciate and learn from them. This year we are proud to have been commissioned as Principal Designers, CDM Advisors, Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors and even on the odd occasion, Principal Contractor, on over 400 […]

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QUANTITY SURVEYING — THE LOST ART OF MEASUREMENT?

Posted on May 21, 2018at 1:59 pm

Like any profession, Quantity Surveying has evolved due to the rapid development of technology over the past few decades. The development of BIM software has resulted in many believing that traditional methods of measuring for Bills of Quantities are now outmoded and can be put out to pasture. But is this really the case? Keelagher […]

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