Health & Safety

CDM Duties for Designers

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CDM Training Courses with MSAFE

Gaining a greater understanding of construction regulations

This course is designed to provide all delegates with an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and their application. The aim of the course is to provide delegates with a good understanding of general Health and Safety legal requirements and their application relevant to their duty holder role under the Regulations.

The roles and responsibilities of the Client, Principal Designer, Designer, Principal Contractor and Sub-Contractors under CDM are covered, together with the suggested contents of Health and Safety Plans and Files.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course delegates should:

  • Have an improved awareness of criminal and civil liabilities
  • Be aware of the liabilities regarding contractors
  • Identify other legislation relating to the construction process
  • Possess an improved knowledge of the legal requirements within the CDM Regulations
  • Have an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of the Client, Designers, Contractors, Sub-Contractors concerning risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Be aware of the requirements regarding Health and Safety plans and files
  • Have a good understanding of methods for identifying ‘Competent Contractors’

Course outline

  1. Introduction to Health and Safety
  2. General Health and Safety Law and Practices
  3. Accident Causation, Prevention and Reporting
  4. Background to the CDM Regulations
  5. Where CDM Applies and Does Not Apply
  6. Roles and Responsibilities Under CDM
    • The Client
    • The Designer
    • The CDM Coordinator
    • Principal Contractor
  7. Contractors
  8. Changes introduced by the 2007 Regulations and ACOP
  9. Contents and Development of Health and Safety Plans and Files
  10. Questions and Discussion

Contact MSAFE

To find out more about our training courses, please contact us on 0333 8000 700 or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss further.


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