The Event Supplier & Services Association (ESSA), the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) have, earlier last week, launched an app and website designed to assist users across all three associations, and even non-member organisations, in fully complying with the Construction Design & Management (CDM) 2015 regulations that came into force in April 2015.
The app has been designed to work across iOS, Android and Windows operating systems and is compatible with smartphones and other mobile devices such as tablets and mini-tablets. It is available to download from each operating system’s app store. Alongside the app there is a partner website with additional functionality. Both the app and the website allow the user to create and share method statements, risk assessments and construction phase plans.
The app and the website take users through a straightforward, step by step, process using a series of simple forms. Once the forms are complete, they can be output to PDF and then emailed to a chosen email address or, on the website, they can be saved to the users storage area or printed directly from screen. Should it not be possible to complete the form at that time, it can be saved and completed when the opportunity arises
The app and the website are free to use resources provided by the three associations with the aim of providing all organisations working in the events & exhibitions industry with a resource to keep them in line with CDM Regulations that now apply to this industry.
Andrew Harrison, director of ESSA commented, “After more than 4 years of working closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), via cross-association member working groups, sector committees, one-to-one meetings and industry forums, we’re pleased to be able to provide the events industry with a suite of tools that will allow organisations in the exhibition and conference industry to comply with Construction, Design & Management (CDM) 2015 regulations.”
“With the launch of the CDM app and the website we have deployed resources that allow members and non-members alike to produce the appropriate and required documentation,” concluded Harrison.
The website can be found at www.cdm4events.org.uk and the app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Windows Phone Store.