RIDBA Industry Day 2021

Join us at the RIDBA Industry Day 2021! 

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Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Location: Abbey Hotel, Malvern


RIDBA’s flagship event, the Industry Day, that was postponed this year due to coronavirus, has been rescheduled for Thursday 22 April 2021. The event will take place at the splendid Abbey Hotel in Malvern, which is an ideal venue for us to be able to adhere to social distancing requirements.

We have a great day lined up with key industry speakers and topics that matter to your business. Plus, for those that were looking forward to a visit to the fantastic Morgan Motors factory, we are delighted to still be able to offer this tour as part of the event.

To book, please complete our booking form and return to admin@ridba.org.uk


  • 10:00 - 10:20  RIDBA AGM
  • 10:20 - 10:50  Jamie Robertson - How Building Design Impacts Animal Welfare 

So many aspects of environment impact on animal health and welfare so that it is no surprise that design will influence productivity. Using a series of examples, this presentation will explore options and cost benefits of design details in livestock housing.

  • 10: 50 - 11:15  Keeping Your Galvanizer Safe 

Joseph Ash Galvanizing will be discussing how incorrect design or fabrication of steelwork can lead to catastrophic explosions in the galvanizing bath. The presentation will outline many common design errors and demonstrate their dramatic impacts, as well as explaining how these may be avoided.

  • 11:15 - 11:30  Mid-morning Break
  • 11:30 - 12:00  Kevin Fear - ‘Time to Talk’ About Mental Health 

Every single working day, two construction workers take their own lives. Stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a fifth of all work-related illness and the industry loses around 400,000 working days each year because of them. This presentation looks at what to look out for and what we can do.

  • 12:00 - 12:40  Niresh Somlie - CE Marking: Life after Brexit 

Notified Body, BM Trada, explores the most significant changes to CE marking post Brexit and what members need to do be doing. The presentation will include a Q&A session.

  • 12:40 - 13:10  Buffet Networking Lunch
  • 13:10 - 13:30  Martin Heywood - Health & Safety/ Technical Update 

We will be looking at the latest impact of coronavirus on the workplace, as well as reviewing the changes within the National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) which come into force on 1 January 2021.

  • 13:30 - 14:00  Event Close
  • 14:15  Morgan Motors Factory Tour

We would like to thank our sponsors: 

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