11 October 2018
Jess Gallacher, ILP Operations Manager
“We've known it was coming, ignored it as long as we could, and just when we were about to panic the ILP came along and sorted us out”
Lighting engineers, designers, contractors, asset managers, manufacturers and technology providers joined forces in Rotherham on Tuesday 9 October to look at the issue of Asset Management within public realm lighting. The Institution of Lighting Professionals organised the day of CPD talks, exhibitions and networking to help spread knowledge and awareness of the Well Managed Highways Infrastructure code of practice which comes into force this month. Sessions looked at the changes involved, risk-based approaches and what to do if you feel you have left it too late to prepare.
Alongside the talks, exhibitors showcased their products and services, and the ILP ran a Professional Development Zone where members received advice about their career progression, with one person every ten minutes visiting across the duration of the event. Following the event, ILP members have had their CPD records automatically adjusted to reflect their attendance at this professional event.
Operations Manager Jess Gallacher commented “We are delighted with the success of Lightscene: the A to Z of Asset Management. Our members have been worrying about the new code of practice and so we realised we could focus our event on this relevant topic, to give support and help to the lighting community. Already we have had folk telling us they now feel equipped and confident to implement the new approach to well managed highways, which will benefit communities. We are thrilled that Lightscene has contributed to this. As one delegate put it “we've known it was coming, ignored it as long as we could, and just when we were about to panic the ILP came along and sorted us out”.”
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