I’m pleased to again confirm that the independent Acclaim (SSIP) Health & Safety Accreditation annual renewal certificate for the Keenan CDM Principal Designer service has been received, now for the 4th year (Reg 00388256).
This is achieved via independent assessment annually and enables Keenan CDM to demonstrate compliance with health and safety legislation – in this instance, compliance with the CDM Regulations for the provision of Principal Designer services.
Once again this demonstrates the Keenan CDM commitment to providing a comprehensive service via documented processes in line with the CDM Regulations requirements, in addition to the extensive CPD training undertaken annually.
A recent CROSS Safety Report discusses how building close down procedures that include isolating automated water systems might result in the drying out of green walls, thus presenting a significant fire hazard in external walls. If the vegetation is allowed to dry out, it may become a fuel for fire.
This risk could also arise through a faulty system or poorly maintained system, resulting in the same drying out of green walls.
It is probably not currently on people’s radar that irrigation may fall under the same category as sprinklers or fire alarms, so fire strategies and fire risk assessments need to reflect its importance.
Read the report in full here on the Cross Safety website.
The Keenan CDM COVID-19 Construction Site Guidance Collection page has been updated today to take account of the new Scottish SOP – COVID-19 Construction Operating Guidance SOP document (v7) which was published last Thursday.
Expanded Guidelines to Underpin Construction Scotland’s Safe Operating Guidance