The Comprehensive CDM2015 Overview

The Comprehensive CDM2015 Overview
A useful two day course guiding you through an introduction, overview and explanation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015).

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The programme covers:

  • What is required from the principal designer and designer
  • What is required from the client

The training course is highly interactive, encouraging group work and scenario planning to ensure that skills learnt can be confidently applied in practice.

Watch the video above to give you an idea of what the actual training looked like, featuring the Ferrovial Agroman graduates.

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 course or the eLearning training CDM2015: The Full Picture, Principles and Practice will ensure that you are well placed to make an application to join the ICE Health and Safety Register.

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

Day 1

  • Session 1 - Introductions
  • Session 2 - Management Principles and Health and Safety
  • Session 3 - Background to CDM and Links to Other H&S Legislation
  • Session 4 - Overview of CDM Duties and Guidance
  • Session 5 - CDM Documentation
  • Session 6 - Team Contribution to Site Health, Safety and Welfare

Day 2

  • Session 7 - Enforcement and Prosecution
  • Session 8 - Project life-cycle
  • Session 9 - Team-based Risk Management
  • Session 10 - Introduction to CDM Tools
  • Session 11 - Adopting a Strategic Approach
  • 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.

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

  • Understand the principles of CDM
  • Be able to describe the links between CDM and current UK Health & Safety legislation
  • Be able to describe the links between CDM and Project & Risk Management principles
  • Understand all Duty Holder roles and how they can be discharged
  • Describe the process of managing and co-ordinating H&S in design
  • Understanding the importance of collaborative working to manage risk
  • Use recommended design and planning risk management tools
  • Understand how to create a collaborative team culture

This training course is ideal 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 eg. 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 (eg. Design and Build)

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