Introducing the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 Workshop

CDM Regulations are changing, the HSE has set out a consultation for a new set of regulations, CDM 2015 to replace the existing CDM 2007 Regulations.

The new planned CDM 2015 regulations are based on the EU Temporary Working Directive and make a number of changes to existing CDM Regulations, such as the removal and replacement of the CDM Coordinator role, replacement of the ACoP, expansion of the CDM remit and changes to the competence requirements.

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of the changes and to bring delegates up-to-date with the planned new regulations. This will ensure that delegates are well equipped to make the necessary changes to their operating procedures to ensure compliance with the new regulations and to follow best practice in the field.

There are a number of significant changes planned by the HSE to CDM that will affect the composition of project teams. It is proposed that the CDM Co-ordinator is replaced by the new duty holder, the principal designer, and the criteria which trigger the appointment of the principal contractor are also to change. Competence testing is to be dropped, but what will replace it? There are also proposed absolute duties on clients to ensure that the principal contractor and principal designer comply with their duties.

What does all this mean to clients and what are the likely implications of the HSE’s intention to dispose of the existing Approved Code of Practice and replace it with a suite of guidance documents?

Who should attend?
Clients, health and safety advisors, estates and facilities managers and project managers who implement construction or maintenance projects.

Delegates should have an understanding of the effects of the changes to CDM on how projects should be managed from a health and safety perspective. This will enable them to plan ahead to ensure that relevant procedures are revised and staff trained in time to implement the new legislation.

Course content

• Why change CDM 2007
• CDM 2007 to CDM 2015
• What has stayed the same
• What the key changes are
• Approved code of practice and guidance
• What clients need to know
• Testing for competence
• Transition arrangements for existing projects
• The new roles and responsibilities

The course includes formal presentations as well as several practical exercises which are used to put a practical slant on the subject.

Our tutors are practicing health and safety practitioners and as such are able to bring the subject alive with up to date practical examples of both good and bad practice to focus delegates on the action they can take to contribute to the safety of their organisation.

Full handouts and a supply of any updated HSE resources will be provided to support the workshop.

If you have sufficient numbers of delegates this programme can be run in-house on your premises or at our Peterborough training base.


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