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CDM duties for designers

CDM Training Courses with MSAFE

Gaining a greater understanding of construction regulations

This half day course is designed to provide all delegates with an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, incorporating the changes introduced by the 2007 Regulations.

The course is also designed to provide delegates with a good understanding of general Health and Safety legal requirements and their application to themselves and the other parties involved in the construction industry.

The roles and responsibilities of the Client, Designer, CDM Coordinator, Principal Contractor and Sub-Contractors under CDM are covered, together with the suggested contents of Health and Safety Plans and Files.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course delegates should:

  • Have an improved awareness of criminal and civil liabilities
  • Be aware of the liabilities regarding contractors
  • Identify other legislation relating to the construction process
  • Possess an improved knowledge of the legal requirements within the CDM Regulations
  • Have an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of the Client, Designers, Contractors, Sub-Contractors concerning risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Be aware of the requirements regarding Health and Safety plans and files
  • Have a good understanding of methods for identifying ‘Competent Contractors’

Course outline

  1. Introduction to Health and Safety
  2. General Health and Safety Law and Practices
  3. Accident Causation, Prevention and Reporting
  4. Background to the CDM Regulations
  5. Where CDM Applies and Does Not Apply
  6. Roles and Responsibilities Under CDM
    • The Client
    • The Designer
    • The CDM Coordinator
    • Principal Contractor
  7. Contractors
  8. Changes introduced by the 2007 Regulations and ACOP
  9. Contents and Development of Health and Safety Plans and Files
  10. Questions and Discussion


» To find out more about our CDM duties for designers course, please contact MSAFE on 0333 8000 700 or fill in your details using the form and we'll call you back.


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