Following many requests for membership from North of the Border IDE ran the first Examination Preparation Day there on Friday 30 August in Leith.

The day, and the regional meeting that followed, was kindly sponsored by Forth Demolition Limited and was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Leith which is a stones throw from the home of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The Prep Day, hosted by Dr. Terry Quarmby and Mr John Woodward saw exam candidates taken through exam techniques and examples of what may be asked in the Institute exams next month.

All of the candidates stated that the day was a success and was an obvious help in the exam process.

Following a full day of training the early evening saw the regional event, well supported as usual, at the same venue with presentations from Jim Skilling, former head of the HSE Asbestos Licensing Group who gave an overview of H&S issues from both his time as an HSE inspector and currently, Dr.Terry Quarmby who gave a short talk on “Designing for Demolition” and a proposed end of life building directive, and NFDC CEO Howard Button who updated everyone on DRIDS including a live demonstration of the website and the IPhone App.

Stephen McCann of Forth Demolition opened and closed the meeting and he will be producing a full report on proceedings in the next few days so please revisit this site next week for Stephen’s report.

Stephen McCann of Forth Demolition opened and closed the meeting you can read his full report on proceedings Here.