CDM Regulations Workshop


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Essential guidance and information on the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015  

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The CDM Regulations Workshop will look in detail at the legislative requirements as well as the application of the accompanying CDM Approved Code of Practice. This workshop training focuses on legislative requirements as well as the application of the accompanying HSE Guidance, which provides extensive targeted advice on the roles and responsibilities of each duty-holder on a construction project.

This one day in house training course focuses on legislative requirements as well as the application of the accompanying CDM Approved Code of Practice, which incorporates the roles and responsibilities of each duty-holder who may be held accountable for an accident on a construction project. This session is designed for anyone who needs to be aware of the CDM regulations.

This workshop will help you:

  • Interpret and understand the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
  • Identify the roles of all “Dutyholders”, including the new “Principal Designer” role.
  • Be better prepared for managing contractors.
  • Understand the duty to make appointments and to “Notify” HSE, for Pre-construction Information and the Construction Phase Plan.
  • Understand the five Key Elements to securing construction safety and health.

Course programme

09:00 Registration and welcome

The background to the introduction of CDM 2015

Following extensive consultations the HSE Board agreed that a significant revision to CDM 2007 was needed rather than minor amendments. It directed HSE to develop revised regulations based on copyout of the Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive (TMCSD) as a starting point.

The key changes are:

  • removal of the ACOP and its replacement with a suite of sector-specific guidance aimed principally at SMEs;
  • removal of the detailed requirements on competence and their replacement with a more generic framework;
  • replacement of most of the CDMC role with a new “Principal Designer duty”; and
  • addressing shortcomings in the transposition of TMCSD, with removal of the domestic client exemption and the alignment of the threshold for the appointment of co-ordinators and for formalised health and safety plans with that in the Directive.

The main “Dutyholders” and their responsibilities Client, Principal Designer, Principal Contractor, Designer, Contractor and Workers

The roles and responsibilities of each of the dutyholders will be considered in detail as well as good practice principles to meet their statutory requirements.

CDM 2015 lays down the duties of the main players, Clients, Principal Designers and Principal Contractors to make sure suitable arrangements are in place to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate safety and health in construction focused on a “Whole Project Life” Linear Approach. It is essential all parties appreciate how the fundamental changes require a review of the new duties to ensure practical solutions to achieving compliance with the Regulations.

12:30 Lunch

Key elements to securing construction health and safety

There are a number of key elements, including

  • Managing the risks to health and safety by applying the principles of prevention
  • Appointing the right people and right organisations at the right time
  • Making sure everyone has the right information, instruction, training and supervision they need to carry out their jobs in a way that secures health and safety
  • Dutyholders co-operating and communicating with each other and co-ordinating their work, and
  • Consulting workers and engaging with them to promote and develop effective measures to secure health, safety and welfare

Health and safety, the Whole Project Life, Linear Approach

HSE recognised the convoluted nature of CDM 2007 and the possibilities for discontinuity in health and safety management by an artificial distinction between “design” and a “construction” phase of a project. Realistically this is unlikely ever to be the case and the new Regulations deal with this by recognising the overlap in managing health and safety duties for Principal Designers and Principal Contractors with the overarching duty of Clients, as the controlling voice from conception to completion, to make sure it’s done.

The new Approved Code of Practice, L153 Guidance on the Construction (Design and management) Regulations 2015

With the introduction of the new ACoP L153 on 6th April ACoP L144 was withdrawn.

The new Regulations take a very different approach to ensuring that those engaged to carry out construction work are suitable, using language which more closely reflects industry practice than before.

The workshop will examine the impact of the changes in guidance on typical large and small projects.

16:00 Questions and close

In company training:

If you have a group or team that require this training then this session is perfect for you. We can run this session at your premises anywhere in the UK. As this course is taught to meet your needs we can tailor the content to meet your exact requirements such as specific case studies that reflect the duty holders present.

For more information and pricing, call our course advisors on 0333 210 1995 or email

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