CDM2015: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice

CDM2015: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice
This comprehensive online course will provide you with everything you need to know about the CDM2015 Regulations and the main HSE and industry guidance documents.

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Completing this training programme will not only ensure you are current with changes in the regulatory environment and making a significant contribution to your Lifelong Learning plan but you will also be in a position to advise a client about health and safety.

This course has been peer reviewed by the ICE Health and Safety panel, and will ensure you build your capability on implementing the highest standards of health and safety in your workplace. Completing this eLearning course or the classroom training The Comprehensive CDM2015 Overview will ensure that you are well placed to make an application to join the ICE Health and Safety Register.


The Construction (Design and Management) 2015 Regulations (CDM2015) for professionals working in health and safety 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 eLearning course is part of the ICE Mini-MBA in Infrastructure bundle.

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


The eLearning license is valid for 6 months after purchase.

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

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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