The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 place specific responsibilities on duty holders, including designers and contractors, and make them accountable for the consideration and management of health and safety on construction sites.

This course has been designed to provide individuals with a practical knowledge of key duty holder requirements under the new CDM Regulations.

The aim of the Regulations is to minimise the risk of serious injuries and workplace fatalities on construction sites. By taking this course, you will explore the importance of planning for and integrating safety management into the planning and design stages of construction projects and ensure that your work practices are complying with the law.

Who should take the course?

This course has been designed for anyone who is a key duty holder, whether they are the client, the principal contractor, the principal designer, the designers or sub-contractors. This course offers guidance on the roles and responsibilities of key duty holders.

Course content

The course is divided into 3 sections and includes an assessment at the end.

  • Introduction to CDM – the introduction will introduce learners to the key points of the CDM Regulations as well as who has duties and what they are.
  • Planning and Preparation – individuals will discover how to notify the HSE about a project, when a project is notifiable, what to include in a client brief and how to prepare and plan the pre-construction phase, the construction phase plan and the health and safety file.
  • Further Guidance – individuals will be introduced to who takes over the client duties when the project is a domestic one, how to assess the suitability of the principal designer and contractor under CDM Regulations, and where to find additional information and resources on a series of very specific regulations.

Aims of the course

By the end of this course individuals will:

  • Have an overview of the CDM Regulations 2015
  • Know what they are required to do by law under CDM Regulations
  • Know how to prepare the pre-construction information
  • Know how to prepare the construction phase plan
  • Know how to prepare the health and safety file
  • Understand why co-operation and co-ordination are integral to the CDM Regulations
  • Understand the importance of integrating safety management in the planning and design stage

Course duration and cost

The course is delivered on the client’s premises by a qualified Symphotech trainer and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

The cost of the course is dependent upon any specific requirements you may have, but is generally £65 per student (subject to a minimum of 10 students per course).

Are you in need of further information?

If you require further information on any Symphotech course, or to discuss your specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.