CDM Regulations 2015: The changes and how they affect construction managers
In 2015, the CDM regulations were substantially changed from the previous 2007 version. The 2015 regulations aim to improve health and safety by helping the industry to manage risks from start to finish, ensure the right people are on the right tasks, and improve co-ordination and communication.
As such, whatever your role in construction, an understanding of the CDM regulations is essential to maintain high standards of health and safety in the industry. This course will detail how the CDM regulations 2015 have changed, how these changes affect you and your organisation and what impact will they have from an operational viewpoint.
The trainer will also help you to identify the implication of those changes for your organisation, and will give you the opportunity to discuss practical techniques to meet the duties and requirements of the regulations. By the end of the day, you will have a strong understanding of this health and safety legislation, how it affects you, and what can be done to meet the new requirements.
This course has been specifically designed for directors, managers or supervisors who must understand health and safety legislation requirements in relation to contractors and construction work.
It will also benefit any director, manager or supervisor of organisations that have to undertake the responsibilities of clients, designers, specifiers, planners, contractors or sub-contractors.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of what has changed under the CDM regulations 2015
- Describe why the regulations changed
- Assess the impact these changes will have on you and your company’s operation
- Identify practical techniques to meet client, contractor and designer duties and requirements
This course will cover:
- How CDM fits within the legal framework of construction
- Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015
- Client duties
- The duties of designers and principal designers
- The duties of contractors and principal contractors
Terry ap Hywel
Terry is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner and a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH). He was Chairman of the Construction Division of IOSH during the consultation stage of CDM 1994 and co‑ordinated the Construction Division’s response to the proposed regulations as well as being involved with the preparation of the Guidance.
His career began with twelve years in construction design, management and engineering. This was followed by 40 years’ experience in health and safety, 35 years of which he has been engaged as a consultant by a variety of organisations. He has written and contributed to various publications including a textbook giving practical CDM guidance.
Terry has assisted a number of national and international organisations to set up and implement systems for the management of contractors. He was also involved in the selection of the contractor to design and build the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.