30-20-10 CDM: Managing Health and Safety

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Course Hours
6 hour course
Practical application of the CDM Regulations 2015 to ensure the health and safety of everyone on site.
£200.00 + VAT
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The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 are an essential tool for everyone involved in construction. They exist to improve the health and safety of your site by assisting you to manage risks and allocate resources safely.

This new 6-part online series will provide you with the core skills necessary for implementing CDM and ensuring compliance with these regulations. We’ll begin with an introduction to the legal requirements and responsibilities of contractors under the CDM regulations generally. We’ll then consider Health and Safety Frameworks under the CDM regulations, the responsibilities of the Duty Holders, and who they are. The will series conclude by looking at practical techniques and site requirements for contractors complying with the CDM regulations.

Sessions are 1-hour long, will run from 12.00-13.00 GMT every Wednesday from 6th May 2020.

By the end of six sessions, you will be able to demonstrate an enhanced awareness and understanding of the CDM regulations and how to integrate them effectively into Health and Safety Policies on site.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the CDM Regulations 2015 and how they apply to the construction industry
  • Describe the use of CDM Regulations within a Health and Safety Framework
  • Define the various Duty Holders and their responsibilities under CDM
  • Assess practical techniques for implementing CDM Regulations, and select the right one
  • Determine the site requirements to ensure compliance with the CDM Regulations.


This course is suitable for those new to construction, as well as those in management and assistant management roles, trade supervisors etc. It is also suitable for more senior staff wanting to refresh their knowledge.


The course is structured around six topics, delivered weekly:

Session 1:

How to apply CDM Regulations to the construction industry

Wednesday 6 May, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Session 2:

Understand the CDM Regulations within the health and safety framework

Wednesday 13 May, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Session 3:

Duty Holders responsibility under CDM Regulations

Wednesday 20 May, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Session 4:

Techniques for implementing CDM Regulations

Wednesday 27 May, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Session 5:

Site requirements and compliance within CDM Regulations

Wednesday 3 June, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Session 6:

Site Requirements for implementing CDM Regulations

Wednesday 10 June, 12.00-13.00 GMT

Each session will be recorded and made available to listen back to at your convenience. It is not to obligatory to attend the sessions live.



Pre-reading will be provided in advance of each topic. Then, each session is broken down as follows:

  • 30 minutes of online presentations
  • 20 minutes of case studies
  • 10 minutes of Q&A

The sessions are designed to be interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions as Mike delivers each topic. If you are unable to attend a live session, you can submit questions in advance to be addressed during the hour.


This course is for professional development purposes. There is no formal assessment. You will receive 6 hours of CPD and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Leader

Dr Mike Hammond FCIOB

Mike Hammond started his career as a plumber before moving on to train as a quantity surveyor, working with a number of large consultancies including Turner and Townsend. In the early 1990s he moved into education, working initially at Wigan and Leigh College before moving to Dudley College, where he became Head of Construction. In 2005 Mike moved to SummitSkills Ltd, the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering Sector, as Head of Research. Mike has published a book on Skills Policy in the UK and a number of academic papers. In addition, he has also published numerous reports for Government Departments, Devolved Government, and numerous agencies around the UK. Currently Mike is Director of his own Research and Education Company, offering bespoke research and educational services to public and private sector clients. Mike is also currently an examiner for the CIOB on the Chartered Management Programme.