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January 01, 2020

New Training Workshop!

Designed By ME Consultancy Ltd. have recently moved to new premises and are now developing their new 150m2 workshop. 

As well as a purpose made office building Designed By ME Consultancy Ltd., lead by Mark Elwell, will soon be offering training courses to education providers, teachers and local industry in a well equipped workshop. the workshop training facility will house ALL the machines you would find in a school or college and others.

The training workshop is hopefully going to be open in the January of 2021.

More exciting news regarding this will follow.

June 16, 2020

IN STORE NOW ...... blue disposable face masks

In store on the website you will now find disposable face masks in packs of 50 or singular.

So if your in education and need a set of masks press the button below and order right away.

Stock being bought up quickly.

Stay safe!

April 06, 2020

Updated Risk Assessments from CLEAPSS

Good news for any schools or colleges using the CLEAPSS model risk assessments … the latest versions are now on line at www.cleapss.org.uk

Remember theses are only the starting point when creating your departments risk assessment therefore please make sure you add your personalisation sheet to the front of each in order to make them relevant to you, your department, your students, and your setting.

The personalisation sheet is available on the downloads page of www.designedbymeconsultancy.com

Happy risk assessment reading!

January 01, 2020

NEW 3 Year Maintenance Booklets are now available!!!

Designed By ME Consultancy has produced a series of 3 year maintenance booklets that every department should have. Easy to complete and follow the booklets enable D.T. Departments to feel secure in the knowledge they have the correct records for each machine and all the information in one place.

the completion on a weekly basis is very simple and quick but has all the detail needed and also is linked to BS4163 and COSHH Regulations.

 

Each booklet is available at the very low price of just £4.80 plus one off postage fee.

 

The "Technical Support Series" of maintenance record books are now available in full. Presently they are available from the shop section of the website but if individual machines are not present please simply email and we will try to sort one out for you.

March 21, 2020

Coronavirus

Here at Designed By ME Consultancy Ltd. we are taking and applying in full the Government's advice and presently will not be visiting schools or other establishment's.

On a day to day basis we will be working on emails etc. please do not hesitate to contact if further support required. Also any certification from D&TA will be sent out as and when appropriate and possible.

We are following the STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES policy.

We do wish you all the very best and say to all our friends colleges and their relatives …. please stay safe and take care.

We wish you all the very best 

February 01, 2020

NEW WEL's for wood dust

I would like to make you aware of the changes to WEL’s.

As of January 2020 the WEL’s (Work Exposure Limits) have been modified to the following levels:

  • Softwood                                               5mg/m3/8hrs

  • Hardwood                                              3mg/m3/8hrs

  • Mixed Softwood and Hardwood                3mg/m3/8hrs

 

As a result of this it is essential that schools keep their LEV systems, tested, up to date and working effectively and therefore ensure that they are doing all they can to limit the effect of wood dust in the working environment and the users within. I would also recommend that all schools ensure that wood working portable power tools have online extraction fitted as standard, this can be a portable system or as part of the whole room system.

 

For further detail please see ….. https://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/industry/woodworking.htm#

November 22, 2019

BS4163 is under review

The Code of Practise of Design and Technology in Education and Similar Establishments - BS4163:2014 - is now under review.

 

Please do not mistake this for suspended or not in operation, the BS4163 version 2014 is and will be in operation and valid until the day it is superseded by the new version. the reviewing process will take a long period of time.

Please do ensure you have a copy of this document in your school/college/establishment if you do need to purchase one you can from either the BSI website (https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail?pid=000000000030270862) and D&TA (https://www.data.org.uk/resource-shop/health-and-safety/bs41632014/).

November 12, 2019

Designed By ME Consultancy SHOP is now open for business

Designed By ME Consultancy are adding another great facility to the website ... a SHOP ... this is not designed to rival any of the big suppliers in quantity but is designed to hold items that will support a department when working with machines and tools and enhance safety.

The items maybe ones that have been used or seen on a course that Designed By ME Consultancy has delivered for you.

it is hoped that later there will be lots of other items on here including project downloads and project kits that will support in your teaching of Design and Technology and Engineering.

November 10, 2019

Credit Card Payments Possible

Finally Designed by ME Consultancy is now able to accept payment (via the website) using credit cards.

For school or industry who wish to pay for courses or consultancy work using a credit card - this is now possible.

(There is a small administration fee of 2.5% per transaction)

October 07, 2019

Flying visit to Hong Kong

Mark has just returned from a flying visit to Hong Kong to carry out training. This was part of Mark' roll as the Lead Health and Safety Consultant for D&TA.

March 28, 2019

Now offering LEV testing

Designed By ME Consultancy Ltd. is pleased to be able to offer LEV testing as another service for schools, colleges or other businesses.

following a rigorous process we are pleased to be able to now offer the service. "We are pleased to be able to say that we will soon be the one stop shop for Design and Technology Departments and small industry" stated Mark. Schools or company's wanting that personal one stop shop service should contact mark for a full package quote on his email address or mobile (07540850757).

Please contact Designed by ME through the website or email Mark on designedbyme@btinternet.com for more details and information.

An on line booking form will soon be available.

January 01, 2020

Booking online now available

At last the facility to book on line for a training program or consultancy package is now available at www.designedbymeconsultancy.com . Also check the calendar as to when you could arrange your training to take place.

After booking on line Designed By ME Consultancy will contact you to discuss the fine details of your needs and requirements. Alternatively feel free to email or call first then following the call book on line.

October 23, 2018

International Health and Safety

Designed By ME Consultancy is going international!

Mark is due to carry out training in Qatar for a series of schools in conjunction with Technology Supplies Ltd.

This is the first possibly many international visits with schools from Japan, China and Switzerland in negotiation presently for quality training from Designed By ME Consultancy Ltd

May 17, 2018

Sewing Machine Service and Maintenance now available!

Sewing machine service and maintenance is now on offer from Designed By ME Consultancy.

Prices per machine are starting at £20.00 +VAT.

Quick turn around times - can be done on site or machines taken away for the service.

February 13, 2018

More Documents on Download page.

More important documents have been added to the Download page including important HSE documents and risk assessment forms as well as other documents.

January 01, 2018

The Design and Technology Association (D&TA) have appointed Mark Elwell as Lead Health and Safety Consultant and to advise the association on Health and Safety related issues. He is also now the lead consultant for the D&TA Accreditation Scheme.

Mark will not be stepping down from any part of his Designed By ME Consultancy work but does see this as an opportunity to further enhance the quality service which his clients receive.

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