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Midlands CDM Forum -May 2007

Copies of the presentations given at the forum BHSEA held in conjunction with the HSE are available below.

See also the May 2007 BHSEA Newsletter for a summary and photographs (large file)
or summary without photographs. (smaller file)
Photographs available on the web here

More CDM information here

Aim of the Forum

Private and public sector organisations, clients, designers and contractors, as well as CDM Co-ordinators, must now work even more closely together to ensure that health and safety management issues are addressed effectively throughout all phases of any project. This forum aims to give delegates a practical insight into how they can create this effective team working in their own organisations.

The event contained guidance from the HSE’s policy-makers on the scope and objectives of the new legislation, together with a detailed explanation of the significant measures to bring about change. Coupled with this was examples from leading firms in the industry, on past successes and new developments for the future. The crucial importance of worker participation and genuine consultation to the success of CDM was emphasised by the speaker from the Union Unite (formally Amicus), whilst the vital issue of assessing competence efficiently was be demonstrated by the CITB.

Programme, Speakers and Presentations

Opening Address -no presentation

Joy Jones

HM Principal Inspector
Acting Head of Operations, Midlands, SW Region and South Wales Construction Group

CDM 2007: Making a Difference, will You?
Highlighting the major changes in construction health and safety legislation

Andrew East

CDM Delivery Manager

The Clients' Role

Jim Tassell

Safety Manager

Workers as a key health and safety resource
Worker participation and genuine consultation
including a case study

Rob Miguel

Unite (formally Amicus)
National Health and Safety Officer

Designers’ Duties

Hash Maitra

Faber Maunsell
Regional Director,

Competence Issues
Regulation 4 requires that only competent persons are engaged as CDM Duty Holders. This presentation will look at some issues that will be faced by all those who make appointments to ensure competence, without a return to a bureaucratic paper chase.

Kevin Fear

CITB Construction Skills
Head of Health, Safety and Environment

Principal Contractors' Role

David Burgess

North Midland Construction

Terminal 5 – CDM and Integrated Teams
The crucial health and safety role in the management of a successful National Project, completed to programme and within budget.

Mike Evans

British Airports Authority
Head of Health and Safety T 5

Olympic Gold in the CDM event
ODA Programme – Venues and Infrastructure
H&S Standard
CDM – coordination and integration;
Procurement – competence, resource;
e-procurement – a new approach
Business Support Network – helping smaller firms participate
Cross-cutting themes: Health and safety, sustainability, security

Lawrence Waterman

Olympic Delivery Authority
Head of Health and Safety

Speakers Details

Andrew East, HSE Principal Specialist Inspector Construction Sector
Andrew is a Chartered Civil Engineer by profession, practising as a design engineer for 15 years. After a career change, he has been working in HSE for the last 16 years. He presently runs a team that is responsible for the operational ‘roll-out’ of the CDM Regulations and Code of Practice.

Rob Miguel CMIOSH, Health and Safety Officer, Amicus Trade Union
Rob has been a Trade unionist for over thirty years, now based at head office with a national remit, and is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner.
Amicus is one of the largest trade unions in the UK with around one and a quarter million members.
Rob represents Amicus at the TUC, and on many industrial health and safety specialist committees in the UK such as ACTS, RIAC and CONIAC, also at international level at the European Commission Luxembourg. Other responsibilities include running the Amicus national health and safety education programme, holding the licence for Amicus for all their accreditation. He liases with government bodies such as HSE, HSC, and is a member of the Government Disease Reduction Programme Board, and the all-parliamentary Asbestos Group based in the House of Commons. He is also a board member of the Electrical Safety Council, and RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Hash Maitra, Regional Director, FaberMaunsell
Mr Maitra is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has worked in the construction industry since graduation in 1978 for design consultants and contractors, having his own design practice for two years between 1990 and 1992.
In 1992, he joined the HSE as a specialist inspector where he was their national expert on temporary works equipment and work at height. Until he left HSE in 2005, he also led HSE's efforts on regulation 13 matters from 1998 and in this capacity he sat on the HSE working group that worked on the revision to the CDM Regulations and was chairman of the CONIAC working group for designers.
In addition to this, he set up and served on the CIC group that wrote the designer guidance on the SiD web site. Currently, Mr Maitra has set up FaberMaunsell's internal systems for discharging its regulation 13 duties, delivers internal training on CDM and designer duties and has written the in-house guidance, which supplements the in-house training.

Eur Ing, Kevin Fear, BSc (Hons), C.Eng., MICE, CMIOSH, RSP, Health, Safety and Environment, CITB Construction Skills
Kevin Fear has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years. He is a chartered civil engineer and has worked for client organisations, contractors and consultants. In 1994 he was appointed as the Health, Safety and Quality Manager, later to become the Quality Director, for a large international company of consultants.
He was a member of the ICE's H&S Board from 1997 to 2001 for which he has given a number of papers and presentation on the workings of the CDM (94) Regulations. He was admitted as member of IOSH in 1996, to the Resister of Safety Practitioners in 2005 and is now a Chartered Member of IOSH.
In January 2005 he was appointed as Head of Health, Safety and Environment at CITB-Construction Skills.
During the period of consultation for CDM (07) he assisted the HSE by giving an "industry perspective" at a series of public consultation events that were held around the country.
He is again a member of the ICE Health and Safety Board as well as being a member of the IOSH Construction Group. He is also a member of the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CONIAC) and the Chairman of the CONIAC Working Group that is preparing the industry produced CDM guidance document.

David Burgess CMIOSH, Health and Safety Manager, North Midland Construction, Civil Engineering Division
David is a Health and Safety professional with 16 years’ construction experience that has covered Mechanical and Electrical disciplines, civil engineering, piling and manufacture of building products. He has had experience during this time as Client, Principal Contractor, Designer and Contractor. He has worked closely with HSE on various working groups, including Work at Height Regulations, Trojan Horse messaging and supply chain initiatives.

Mike Evans, Head of H&S, British Airports Authority, T 5, Heathrow
A Chartered Civil Engineer and Safety Professional with project management experience, now BAA's Head of Health and Safety for the construction of the £4.3 billion Terminal 5 development at Heathrow.
T5 continues to set new standards for occupational safety and health in the construction industry and has earned an enviable reputation as the market leader. Previously he has occupied the senior health and safety role in a large multi-disciplinary construction and investment business with an annual turnover of £1.4 billion.

Lawrence Waterman, Head of Health & Safety, Olympic Delivery Authority
Lawrence is Head of Health and Safety at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the public body responsible for ensuring delivery of the new venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games and the legacy that will follow.
He is also Chairman of Sypol, one of the UK’s leading health, safety and environmental consultancies. Lawrence is an active member of the UK health and safety community, a past President of IOSH and the author of many papers and chapters in books on health and safety.
He was the recipient (jointly) of the ICE medal for Safety in Construction (1995), and of the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award (2005).


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