News & Publications

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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Continued Professional Development Training

Posted on March 12, 2018at 11:01 am

In February, we hosted two CPD Training Events at The Park Royal Hotel (Warrington) on the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, lead by KOK Director John Okey and one of our Senior Construction Health & Safety Advisors, Robin Doughton. The events on 16th and 23rd of February were attended by delegates (Clients, Contractors and […]

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Refurbishment of the Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Posted on February 08, 2018at 4:15 pm

This notable and celebrated building has seen some sights in its 128-year existence. It has had a number of famous and distinguished guests since officially opening in 1889. The Duke of York (the future King George VI) had a formal lunch there after opening a War Memorial at a local hospital in 1924, two of […]

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McLaren Composites Technology Centre in partnership with AMRC

Posted on January 30, 2018at 2:28 pm

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is at the cutting edge of materials research in the UK and provides bespoke research centres. AMRC’s innovative new facilities, in partnership with companies such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, Airbus and BAE Systems, have attracted much attention – but has most recently caught the eyes of […]

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