CDM2015 eLearning: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice

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 CDM2015 eLearning: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice (Online)The online training option, available to you anytime, anywhere. Concise, consolidated training programmes suitable for those with time, location and/or financial constraints who are still wishing to benefit from ICE’s high standard of training for professional development.

CDM2015 eLearning: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice (Online):
£205.00 +VAT
You are not able to order this product on behalf of a delegate. This product will be linked to your email address for use by you as an individual.

 Enterprise LicenceEnterprise licence: A multi-licence online package. Purchase an annual licence to the modules of your choice across your company.

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If your organisation has specific time, location, and learning and development objectives, we can tailor this programme to suit your needs.

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) came into force on 6 April 2015. The transition period from CDM2007 to CDM2015 has expired and the new regulations are mandatory across projects.

This comprehensive online course will provide you with everything you need to know about the changes to the Regulations and the main HSE and industry guidance documents.

The course comprises of 8 modules and 1 test. Each module will take you about 40 minutes to complete. A digital certificate is awarded on completion of the test. This certificate can be added to your CPD portfolio as a demonstration of CPD activity comprising of 6 hours of learning.


Please note that the licence is valid for 6 months only from date of purchase.

This eLearning course is part of the mini-MBA in Infrastructure bundle.


The online training option, available to you anytime, anywhere. Concise, consolidated training programmes suitable for those with time, location and/or financial constraints who are still wishing to benefit from ICE’s high standard of training for professional development.


Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview
  • Background to CDM and links to other health and safety laws
  • Overview of CDM duties and requirements: Parts 2 and 3, and transition
  • Overview of main HSE and industry guidance documents:
  • Alignment of duties with procurement routes and contractual arrangements
  • How planning and design link to Part 4 (Site) and the importance of temporary works and the client's duties on 'Arrangements'
  • Duty-holder interaction - project leadership vs. project management
  • Overview of CDM and project management links
  • Introduction to CDM tools: risk registers, RAG lists, hazard identification workshops, etc.
  • Specific roles of principal designer and designer
  • Managing/co-ordinating health and safety in design
  • CDM in practice: designing risk registers, SiD examples, RAG lists, BIM4H&S
  • CDM in practice: CDM in the brief, at progress meetings, provision of information, getting advice
  • Interactive case studies
  • Test
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of CDM in relation to accident and ill health trends, including health and safety in design and how this affects work during construction, use, maintenance and eventual demolition
  • Identify the links between CDM and current UK health and safety legislation (including risk assessment and the general principles of prevention)
  • Recognise the links between CDM and accepted project management principles
  • Understand the importance of collaborative working
  • Know how recommended management tools can be used to put CDM principles into practice
  • Implement the roles of the principal designer and designer under CDM
  • Understand the process of managing and coordinating health and safety in design, including: the communication process; collaborative team-based risk management; change management, and impact of design on accident prevention strategies
  • Utilise recommended risk management tools (including an introduction to uses for BIM technology) to inform design decisions relating to reasonably foreseeable risks
  • Understand the role of the client - domestic and commercial - under CDM
  • Understand how to use CDM principles when procuring construction work, including: building the project team; creating a positive health and safety culture; contractual considerations; how client decisions impact on health and safety during design and construction
Who Should Enrol?

This training course has been developed for:

  • All those responsible for health and safety on construction project
  • Clients
  • Contractors
  • Public and private clients including those involved with maintenance work
  • Those involved in temporary structures e.g. sporting events (this sector is included under the terms of the EU Directive for CDM, client advisers, project safety advisers)
  • Design engineers
  • Clients who manage construction work on a regular basis
  • Contractors who have a design role (e.g. Design and Build)

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