trussmonkey, on 05 April 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:
I used to be a project manager at Summit/PRG (O2 arena venue riggers). Speak to Chris Walker or Jay Call in the Maidstone office. They will help you out. Tell them Simon Frost said to contact them.
I shall get one of the team to give them a call. Thanks for the contacts.
Giles Favell, on 05 April 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:
Back to basics..... Assuming the room and it's hanging points are intended to be used in this way, it is incumbent on the design team - Consultants, Architects and Contractors, jointly and severally, to consider the safe means of access to these points under the CDM regulations.
In this case, there should be all the answers you need in the Operations & Maintenance Manual, which was supplied with the building - assuming it is comparatively recent (15 years or so?).
If not, then either the building and these points were not designed to be used like this - which raises bigger questions..... Or the design team have left some fundamental work undone, in which case it would not be improper for someone in authority to go back to those parties ask ask them for a method statement for safe access to complete their O&M.
Either way, the starting point should be the O&M, which should shed light on the floor loadings, the beam loadings, and should give instructions on safe access methods.
This information should be easily accessible through the right people as the building is about 2 years old. If it is not then we will be asking the questions why and what can be done about it, thanks for the advice.
We have a current copy of the floor loadings with the computer flooring in place, this is where we got the 450Kg/SqM from, we requested the floor loading last september, before then the facilities management didn't have them and had to request them from the building contractors. This leads me to wonder if they have the rest of the documentation you stated above.
This post has been edited by TomG: 05 April 2012 - 03:58 PM