The next meeting is 12th March Lifting Operations

One of our members, John Ellis from Callsafe Services will provide an overview of lifting operations.

John will discuss with  the understanding and requirements of BS 7121 including general good practice with safe lifting operations using cranes on construction sites, with Signposting to CPA guidance relating to contract and crane hire lifting operations.

The second speaker for the day is

Lewis Duff from Safer Spher

Lewis will provide an overview of CDM 2015 and the Principal Designer role when implemented by the Principal Contractor under RIBA Stages 5-7

Including an appreciation of how Principal Contractors are delivering the Principal Designer role during the construction Phase and understanding the difference between pre-construction and construction phase transfer of risk between the lead designer / PD and the PC.


The last Meeting was 12th February

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The main topic for the meeting is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which supersedes the Data Protection Act in May 2018.

This was delivered by David Mackay of Pro Networks, thank you for a detailed and understandable approach to the subject.

GDPR Clinic feb 2018

  • The new GDPR regulation brings certain obligations and duties to businesses regarding their handling of personal data, and it provides 8 new rights for the data subjects (the people that the personal data relates to). There is a further set of duties placed on business to uphold those 8 new rights. The session will explain the new GDPR requirements and each of the 8 new rights, with pointers and links to further reading or information sources. It aims to provide practical guidance and structure so that delegates will be able understand what the GDPR means to them, and what they have to put in place to become compliant.

Our second speaker is from HSE regarding “Modern Slavery” one again thanks to the HSE  for consistently supporting the group. Modern Slavery presentation Feb18

December Topic was, Buried Services

The Topic for the December meeting was buried services.

                                                “Buried Services the hidden killer”

Thanks to Steve Scales from Cable Detection who provided a presentation on the topic and  demonstration of how their products “Cable avoidance tools”  Ezicat range.

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Agenda for our Next Meeting

Agenda for the General Meeting

at The Lace Centre, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17

 Please note that tea and coffee for all members will be provided from 1:30pm.

  1. Members Present and Visitors Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Group News Update
  4. Presentation
  5. HSE response to presentation
  6. Site Related Issues
  7. Correspondence
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date of Next Meeting