Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spring 2012 Magazine now out

Written on March 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm, by

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our magazine

Phil Lowe MIDE 1964-2012

Written on March 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm, by

Dick Green a fellow Explosives Engineer pays tribute It is with great sadness and regret that I have to let you know my good friend and colleague Phil Lowe passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday 24th March 2012. Phil started his apprenticeship as an explosives engineer in 1981 working in the Family Company Nottingham Explosives  Continue Reading »

Health and Safety Cost Recovery Scheme

Written on March 19, 2012 at 10:27 am, by

NEW DATE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY COST RECOVERY SCHEME   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today announced that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, is going ahead but will now not start in April 2012.  The scheme sets out to recover costs from those who break health and safety laws for the  Continue Reading »


Written on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm, by

Here is a list of helpful links from the health and Safety Executive website. Demolition- What you need to do Structural stability during alteration, demolition and dismantling- Health and safety in construction-click on the link to download for free – Managing health and safety in construction– click on the link to download  Continue Reading »

A feminine hand knocks the towers

Written on March 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm, by

The BBC have reported that a woman will lead the demolition team who will bring the cooling towers at Richborough Power Station down. She is by no mean unique as among our members we have female demolition experts including an Honorary Fellow and Past President of the Institute a Fellow and PhD 5 Full Members  Continue Reading »

ConstructionSkills Health, Safety & Environment Test

Written on March 8, 2012 at 9:24 am, by

    The CITB-ConstructionSkills’ Health, safety and environment test helps to raise standards across the industry. It ensures that workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. It should be used as a stepping stone encouraging employers and their workforce to go on and develop their knowledge even further.  Continue Reading »

Congratulations on Full Membership

Written on March 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm, by

The route to Full Membership of the IDE is a challenging one with examinations, two years recorded experience /development and a professional interview on route.  The candidate also has to participate fully in the IDE CPD Scheme.   It is with particular pleasure that we congratulate the following on attaining Full Membership of the Institute.  Continue Reading »

Guidelines for IDE Codes of Conduct

Written on March 6, 2012 at 11:57 am, by

The Institute of Demolition Engineers places a personal obligation on its members to act with integrity, in the public interest and to exercise all reasonable professional skill and care to:   1 Prevent avoidable danger to health or safety. 2 Prevent avoidable adverse impact on the environment. 3 a) Maintain their competenceb) Undertake only professional  Continue Reading »

Welcome to new members

Written on March 6, 2012 at 9:53 am, by

At their meeting on 23 February the Council of Management were pleased to welcome the following to membership of the Institute. Entrant Grade Danny L Burke, Elvanite Recycling Ltd Richard Jonas, A R Demolition Ltd Timothy G Lohmann, Swanton Consulting Affiliate Grade Belinda Boughtwood, International Marketeers (London) Ltd Andrew L Hair, Northern Track Sean Heron,  Continue Reading »

President’s Charity- Cheque Presentation

Written on March 6, 2012 at 9:24 am, by

  IDE President, John Woodward presented Claire House- a children’s hospice based in Merseyside with a cheque for £5,400 yesterday. £5,000 of this was raised at our AGM and Annual Luncheon at Glaziers Hall on 18th November last year and the remaining £400 was a token of thanks on behalf of our speakers from our  Continue Reading »