CDM 2015 Appreciation

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Construction (Design and Management)

Regulations 2015 - Appreciation

This course has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concise overview of The CDM Regulations 2015.

The structure of the regulations and relationships between the parties are clarified, and the key roles, responsibilities and lines of communication between the parties are detailed. 

The work shop is ideal as an introduction to CDM 2015 for personnel who have not had any previous training in the requirements and for senior management who need to know the corporate responsibilities but will not be involved in specific projects.

Outline of the programme

Legal Framework, Structure of the regulations, ACOP's & Industry Guidance

  • How the regulations fit within Health and Safety and what is available to comply with the regulations

Overview of CDM 2015

  • What CDM includes and where it applies
  • General requirements of construction sites (Part 4)
  • The general principles of prevention

HSE expectations

  • What needs to be done, the responsibilities of key parties and their requirements

Project Documentation

  • Project notification - what/why/how is a project "notifiable" (F10 Form) and to which enforcing body it applies (HSE, ONR, ORR)
  • Pre-construction information - what is reasonably obtainable, which is relevant to the construction work and has an appropriate level of detail and proportionate to the risks involved
  • Construction phase plan - who does what, what it includes and how it is maintained during the life of the project
  • Health and safety file - what it is, who does what, and the purpose of the H&S file


  • What is meant by competence and the requirements for assessment

The Duties of and Relationship between the key parties

  • The Client (Commercial & Domestic) - responsibilities and duties to managing projects
  • The Principal Designer & Designers - responsibilities and duties in relation to a project
  • The Principal Contractor & Contractor - responsibilities, duties and roles in planning, managing and monitoring the project

General Requirements (Part 4)

  • Application of the requirements
  • Includes safe places of work, site security, excavations, cofferdams, inspections, vehicles and traffic routes, fire prevention and detection, emergency procedures and general welfare.


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