Fundamentals of CDM2015

Fundamentals of CDM2015
An insightful one day training course on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015), focussing particularly on the links between the latest regulations and accepted project management principles, and the recommended management tools to put these principles into practice.

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The programme introduces delegates to the background of CDM and the latest requirements. It considers how CDM2015 links with project management principles and how to apply the regulations in practice.

The training course is highly interactive, encouraging group work and scenario planning to ensure that skills learnt can be confidently applied following attendance on the programme.

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:

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

  • Session 1 - Introduction
  • Session 2 - Introduction to key Management Principles and H&S
  • Session 3 - Background to CDM and Links to Other H&S Legislation
  • Session 4 - Overview of CDM Documentation
  • Session 5 - CDM Documentation
  • Session 6 - How Planning and Design Link to Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Session 7 - Project Life Cycle
  • Session 8 - The Health and Safety Executive and Enforcement Action
  • Session 9 - CDM - Procurement and Duty - holder Interaction
  • Session 10 - CDM - Project Risk Management
  • Session 11 - Introduction to CDM Tools
  • Session 12 - Review and Assessment


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


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.

By the end of this course delegates should:

  • ​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
  • Know how to describe 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
  • Be confident utilising recommended management tools to put CDM principles into practice

This training course will be of interest to all those who are responsible for health and safety on projects. Delegates will include: 

  • Design engineers
  • Clients who manage construction work on a regular basis
  • Contractors who have a design role

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