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The talk will give some background to the Temporary Works Forum (TWf). It will recap some of the main proposals for the revision to BS 5975 (work in progress at BSI) and outline some principles for the management of temporary loads, temporary conditions and temporary works during the construction process.
David will share thoughts and concerns on whether there is sufficient thought given to better constructability and buildability.
The image, M1 J12 Central Reservation, courtesy of Darren Ruane.
Director and Secretary of the Temporary Works Forum
David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a chartered safety and health practitioner, with experience in design, enforcement, contracting, manufacturing and training.
His early career was spent at Allott and Lomax and WS Atkins. He then spent nearly ten years at the Health and Safety Executive, latterly as an HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction) and technical advisor to their falls from height programme.
He was then Safety Health and Environment Director at William Hare Ltd (a global leader in engineered steel solutions with facilities in the UK, UAE and India), before becoming Technical Director at The Heightec Group Ltd. (a leading height safety specialist).
David is now a Director and Company Secretary to the Temporary Works Forum (TWF), as well as providing independent device. He is chairman of BSI Technical Committee PH/5 on personal fall protection and an individual life member of IRATA International, awarded in recognition of services to the association and the industrial rope access industry.
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