CPD seminar on the CDM Regulations

1 | CDM 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are designed to put Health and Safety at the centre of construction work. Originally introduced in 1994, they were revised in 2007, and new Regulations came into effect on 6 April 2015. These are markedly different from CDM 2007.

The two main changes are:

  • There is no provision for appointing a CDM co-ordinator, and the duties formally performed by that duty holder are now given to the Client, the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor (or Contractor).
  • The former exemption for domestic projects no longer exists. This means that ALL construction works come under the full provision of CDM 2015. It doesn’t matter whether your project is commercial or domestic; notifiable or not notifiable; large or small: CDM 2015 applies.

Under CDM 2015, many of the duties that previously belonged to the CDM co-ordinator have moved to a new duty holder, the Principal Designer. Architects, engineers and designers now find themselves being asked to take on these duties, and so we have designed a seminar which explains who the duty holders are, what documentation is required and how CDM 2015 affects Principal Designers.

2 | Our role as CDM Consultant

We work as CDM Consultant for clients undertaking construction work, and for architects; designers; contractors; engineers and surveyors. We make sure that the requirements of CDM 2015 are met and that the relevant paperwork is produced and disseminated. We ensure that the process is relevant and proportionate. We do not produce lengthy documents containing generic and mainly irrelevant material. Instead, we pride ourselves on covering all the material but in a clear and concise fashion. Our CDM Seminar is based on 20 years’ experience of this work.

3 | Contents of the Seminar

The seminar is based on five short Power-Point Presentations and includes lots of space for questions and discussions. The presentations are:

  • Background and Introduction. Purpose of the CDM Regulations; three documents; Pre Construction Information, Construction Phase Plan and Health and Safety File. Schedule 3 of the Regulations.
  • The duty holders: HSE; Commercial Client; Domestic Client; Designer; Principal Designer; Principal Contractor; Contractor.
  • What is Construction? What is a Structure? Some recent clarifications from the HSE.
  • Information for Principal Designers: Principles of Prevention and Risk Assessments.
  • Beech Hill Safety: CDM Consultants; Principal Designers; Health and Safety Consultants.

Our experience shows that the presentation, questions and discussion take about ninety minutes. This can be combined with a lunch break! After the seminar we will email you PDF copies of the presentation. Once we have delivered the seminar we will, within reason, answer any ongoing questions you may have on CDM and H&S matters. Of course, we would be happy to work with you as CDM consultant on your larger projects.

The cost of this CPD seminar is only £200 and we would be pleased to come and deliver it for you.

4|We have delivered this seminar to:

  • Letts Wheeler Architects, Nottingham.
  • Beck Haynes Associates, Nottingham.
  • Gordon White and Hood, Leicester.
  • Nick Unmey Architectural, London.
  • Cross Harris Architects, London.
  • ta Architecture, Nottingham.
  • Montague Architects, Derby.
  • Aspin Consulting, Derby and Huthwaite.
  • Simon Foote Architects, Derby.
  • fpcr Design and Environmental Consultants, Lockington, Derby.
  • Kibre, London.
  • de Rosee Sa, London.