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Deadline Approaches For Theatre Suspended Ceiling Inspections

Posted on August 02, 2016at 10:42 am

The deadline for theatre owners to have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe is 1 September. New guidance about this, which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at If you […]

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KOK Provide CDM2015 Seminar to RICS Project Managers

Posted on July 21, 2016at 1:49 pm

Keelagher Okey Klein were recently invited to provide a CPD session for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in relation to the impact of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations one year after their implementation. The seminar was organized by the North West Project Management Local Professional Group and hosted by Mace at their Manchester […]

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KOK Project Receives Commendation From Civic Trust Awards

Posted on March 29, 2016at 11:47 am

The National Graphene Institute project, where Keelagher Okey Klein provided CDM services, has received a Commendation at the Civic Trust Awards:- Located at the University of Manchester’s Science Quarter, the National Graphene Institute is a world-leading research/incubator centre dedicated to the development of graphene and crucial to the UK staying at the forefront of the […]

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APS Legal Advisor Discusses The Application Of CDM2015

Posted on March 02, 2016at 12:12 pm

In the latest edition of the APS Digest, we happened across a useful article by Gillian Birkby (APS Legal Advisor and Head of the Construction Group at solicitors Fladgate LLP) regarding the application of CDM2015 to maintenance works. The article raises some key points for Clients to consider:- Maintenance One important fact that has emerged […]

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£1M Fine After Engineer Trapped In Gas Cloud

Posted on February 08, 2016at 8:00 am

National Grid Gas (Plc) has been fined £1m after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas main. The company was supervising repairs to a gas main on 24 June 2014 when a worker was trapped between two gas pipes after one of them burst, breaking his femur. He was part of a team trying […]

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CIRIA Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Guidance - Impact On Client And Principal Designer Duties Under CDM2015

Posted on January 05, 2016at 9:40 am

In July 2009, CIRIA published a guidance document after extensive discussion with UXO specialists and other stakeholders, entitled “Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) ”“ A Guide for the Construction Industry (C681)”. The aim of the document was to provide the UK construction industry with set guidance and a defined process for the management of risks associated with […]

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Industry Giants In Site Health Push

Posted on December 17, 2015at 1:00 pm

Construction giants will hold a health summit next month in a bid to improve industry standards after shocking statistics showed that workers are 100 times more likely to die from occupational disease than site accidents. The inaugural Construction Health Summit will be held in London on 21 January 2016. It will look at how to […]

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New Guidance For Occupational Health Risk Management In Construction

Posted on December 04, 2015at 4:35 pm

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. The new guide Occupational health risk management in construction has been written by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) Health Risks Working Group and formatted with the assistance of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It gives practical […]

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Can BIM Work For Better Health And Safety?

Posted on December 01, 2015at 8:00 am

Using BIM becomes compulsory in large public sector projects in the UK next year so Keelagher Okey Klein have taken a look at how we have developed our approach to BIM and how BIM can be a powerful tool under CDM2015:- All of our team have received BIM training and have been actively involved in […]

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Further Clarification On Who Can Be a Principal Designer

Posted on November 27, 2015at 8:00 am

Further to our blog post on 16 November regarding industry confusion about who can be a Principal Designer, the Association for Project Safety (APS) have provided the following clarification in their November issue of the APS Digest:- Who Can Be a PD? Understanding who can be appointed as a Principal Designer still appears to be […]

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