UK Construction Week to offer safety courses following Grenfell disaster

Published:  20 July, 2017

In light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week is launching free unbiased, factual workshops to anyone working in the industry.

These free, one hour CPD-certified sessions – taking place from 10 to 12 October at the Birmingham NEC – will address the specification and use of products from the viewpoint of safety, quality and fire prevention in buildings.

These topics have been under intense public scrutiny at a national level and, while Grenfell will change the construction industry forever, companies must come to terms with the fact that ‘doing enough’ is no longer good enough, according to UK Construction Week.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director, said: “In light of recent tragic events in London, and the fact that there are millions of square metres of building space being refurbished, refitted and built right now, the industry must act swiftly to decipher the latest guidance and advice by separating the facts from the fiction.

“By collaborating with the authorities and professional bodies, we at UK Construction Week have responded with a series of free, CPD-certified workshops to address the latest issues and provide the facts from people the industry knows and can trust.”

Available to any companies involved in the specification or use of products or services in construction, or who are responsible for health and safety in commercial or residential buildings, the show is offering completely free subsidised places on the workshops. Due to the expected high demand, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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