September 18, 2014

Another major CDM-C order for C&D

We are pleased to announce that C&D have been awarded another major CDM-C order for works on the demolition of four tower blocks in Scotland.

This increases our workload in Scotland to 27 tower blocks currently on site or about to commence and certainly justifies the decision to open the Glasgow office.

Full details will follow shortly.

September 17, 2014

C&D's Mike Kehoe to speak at the Istanbul Demolition Summit on 12 March 2015

Here at C&D we have been supporters of KHL events for many years with John travelling to the first event in Istanbul many years ago and Stuart Accleton delivering a presentation on behalf of C&D in 2013 when John could not attend because of the death of his father.

This year however we are delighted to announce that the C&D presentation will be delivered by Mike Kehoe who will give an overview of the planning required to deliver safe, on time demolition within an inner city environment.

For those who couldn't attend in 2013 you can see what we had to say by clicking this link:

September 16, 2014

The Call: A Manager's Perspective

It's week three in the in-depth look at an HSE investigation and prosecution, and this time the focus is on the manager's perspective of events.

Don't forget there are two other parts to this video covering the initial steeple-jack contractor's fatal fall, and friends and family. All three are well worth your time with more parts to come we hope.

September 15, 2014

Elevator in Istanbul falls 32 floors killing 10 (trained) workers

On Saturday 10 workers lost their lives in Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul when an elevator fell from the 32nd floor while they were on board.

The construction site they were working at is the Torun Center residence project, but the events surrounding the accident are still under investigation. Aziz Torun, the chairman of Torunlar Holding, has claimed that there was no reason for the 10 workers to be on site at that time as their shift had ended.

It is being suggested that the workers only have themselves to blame. All had received workplace safety training and were there outside of their working hours. Why? We don't know, but negligence on their part is surely being discussed and looked into as part of the cause.

The investigation is ongoing with full details available at the Sunday's Zaman website.

September 12, 2014

We've collaborated on a new Health & Safety for Directors and Senior Managers course

C&D Consultancy are proud to announce a collaboration with the British Safety Council for a new Health & Safety for Directors and Senior Managers course. You can read full details about the course over at our sister training site.

The training course will run in Birmingham on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, Birmingham, B1 1HH, at a cost of £295.00 plus VAT per attendee.

September 11, 2014

World Demolition Summit 2014, will you be there?

Regular readers of this site will know that John has been a judge at the World Demolition Awards since their inception and he is looking forward to this year's event in Amsterdam in November.

If you have not yet been to the Awards and Summit then take a look at this video to get a flavour of this fantastic event.

For more information visit the 2014 World Demolition Summit homepage

September 10, 2014

We got nominated for Best Construction Blog!

We are delighted to have been nominated for "Best Construction Blog" in the Construction Marketing Awards 2014 so please click on the following link:


...and take a look at all the nominated blogs and vote.

Ideally we would like you to vote for Demolishdismantle, but to be totally honest we would prefer it if you voted for, what in your opinion, is the best blog.

We are delighted to have been nominated, but we are also realists and we know that in this illustrious company winning would be near on impossible. But hey!, it is an honour to be nominated.

September 9, 2014

The Call: Friends and Family

Following on from yesterday's The Call video post we have the second in the series, this time covering friends and family, and "Through interviews with those closest to the incident we discover the true impact of the death of a father, husband, co-worker, employee and friend."

September 8, 2014

The Call: a steeple-jacking contractor's fatal fall

The video you see above is a scenario that sees a steeple-jacking contractor's fatal fall while working at a power station, including the reactions of the co-directors of the company.

Here's the description taken from the video:

"This unique film drives home the message of personal and management responsibility, the importance of behavioural safety and the impact on everyone of a workplace tragedy. It centres around the unique and courageous testimony of Keith Turney, MD of an established steeplejack firm with an impeccable safety record, gaining nine RoSPA awards in eight years; Keith himself is a Fellow of RoSPA, active in many organisations such as the HSE - he even helped to develop the 2005 Working at Height Regulations."

September 5, 2014

NDTG creates new Facebook group

The NDTG is getting the word out about a brand new Facebook group they have created to support any and all operatives that pass through their doors. If you haven't already joined, then why not?

You can find the NFDC Demolition Academy by following this link:

When delivering any courses the NDTG ask for you to mention the group as the more members it has the more effective it can be at distributing information and connecting with operatives.