CDM2015: The Importance of the Client in Leading the Project Team

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An informative one day training course on CDM 2015, focussing on the role of the client - both domestic and commercial - under CDM.

The programme combines teaching with group work and exercises to inform delegates on CDM principles when procuring construction work. Topics covered include:
 

  • 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

This training course has been peer reviewed by the ICE Health and Safety Panel as part of the ICE knowledge transfer strategy to ensure the communication of best practice. Find out more at: www.ice.org.uk/hsr
 

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Programme overview
Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.
 
Session 1 Introductions
Session 2 Introduction to CDM today 
Session 3 Management and Health & Safety
Session 4 Background to CDM & Links to other H&S Legislation
Session 5 Overview of CDM Duties 
Session 6 CDM: Procurement, Contracts, and Duty-holders
Session 7 Enforcement and Prosecutions 
Session 8 CDM - Project Risk Management
Session 9 The Client and Accident/Ill health prevention
Session 10 Adopting a Strategic Approach
Session 11 Review and action plan
 
*Guidance documents
  • HSE: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Draft Guidance L153
  • CITB/CONIAC Draft Guidance:
    Industry guidance for Clients
    Industry guidance for Contractors 
    Industry guidance for Designers
    Industry guidance for Principal Contractors
    Industry guidance for Principal Designers
 
 
Tutors
Dr Billy Hare
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University
PhD, BSc (Hon), BA, MCIOB
 
Billy has a PhD in construction management (H&S Thesis); BSc (Hons) in Construction Management and Engineering and a BA in Occupational Health and Safety. He joined GCU in 2002, after a career in construction contracting. Since then, he has spent the last 13 years undertaking research work on several HSE, IOSH, EPSRC and CITB-ConstructionSkills funded projects. His research portfolio is exclusively focussed on the management of occupational health and safety within the construction industry. Billy is currently a Reader in Construction Management for the School of Engineering and Built Environment at GCU, and also lectures within the school, covering construction management and health and safety topics. In addition to this he is an approved tutor for CITB and IOSH training. Billy has also written several research papers and industry guidance documents (including a CITB module for their publication ‘GE700’ and Worker Engagement for CDM2007) and was part of the expert panel for Principal Designer guidance for CDM2015. He has authored several online CPD courses on the subject of construction health and safety, and is currently a member of the CIOB National Health and Safety Committee.

Tony Putsman 
Director, Xenophon Project Services Limited/ Construction Team Technologies Ltd
BSc (Hons), MICE, CEng, AIEMA
 
A qualified civil engineer, and experienced project manager, Tony developed a keen interest in the 'people' aspect of construction whilst working for major companies such as Taylor Woodrow, Kier International and Jarvis Construction. Since graduating in 1974, he has worked across all the major sectors of the construction industry, moving from a hands-on project delivery role into a training and development specialist. He is now a leading advocate of team-based risk management. Tony set up his own risk management consultancy in 2002 and is currently working with clients in the energy, rail, off-shore, house building and refurbishment sectors, promoting a strategic approach to project risk management through enhanced collaborative working. 
 
He is co-author of Teamwork not Paperwork - a practical guide to using CDM to deliver better projects, published in 2012.

Liz Bennett 
Director, Habilis Health and Safety Solutions Ltd
BSc CEng MICE PGCE CMIOSH FRSA
 
Liz has worked mainly on long term projects with repeat clients, and latterly on blocks of interim assignments with local and central government. Other projects have included the London 2012 Olympic Games. Liz is particularly keen to enable others to understand how to manage risk professionally and sensibly. Challenge and empowerment are important.
 
Liz is currently working with the University of the West of England on research projects relating to BIM (Building Information Modelling) and construction health and safety. She is also working on various knowledge transfer projects relating to brownfield site management and to property management, including outdoor spaces and spaces accessed by members of the public. Her special interest is SMEs in the supply chain and the application of BIM and similar methodologies on health and safety in construction. She is working with a wide range of very large and very small clients, ensuring she maintains perspective as CDM is rolled out across industry.
 
 

 

Learning objectives
  • Understand the principles of CDM
  • Be clear on the links between CDM and current UK health and safety legislation (including risk assessment and the general principles of prevention)
  • Be able to implement the role of the client (domestic and commercial) under CDM
  • Utilise CDM principles when procuring construction work, including: building the project team; creating a positive health and safety culture; contractual considerations, and how client decisions impact on health and safety during design and construction
Who should attend?
This training course has been developed for:
  • Public and private clients, including those involved with maintenance work
  • Those involved in temporary structures eg. sporting events (this sector is included under the terms of the EU Directive for CDM, client advisers, project safety advisers)
 

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