Basic Principles of CDM Regulations

This 1-day safety training course provides delegates with an understanding of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015. It offers guidance on planning and designing for health and safety within construction projects and the roles and responsibilities encompassed within the CDM Regulations.

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The course has been developed to simplify the interpretation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to enable pain-free compliance.

Who should attend?

All of those involved in the management of design, construction, repair, maintenance, alterations and cleaning of a building or structure.

If you are unsure of your duties and responsibilities, then this course is for you. We will help you to “get it right”.


The training is delivered in a relaxed but informative manner allowing delegates to participate in group discussions and syndicate exercises

The course is of 1-day duration but can be amended to meet clients’ individual needs.


On successful completion of the course the delegates, should as a minimum, be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the CDM 2015 Regs
  • Identify when they apply
  • Identify controls that would be deemed to be suitable
  • Explain the personal legal responsibilities contained within the CDM 2015 Regs
  • Explain the role of the Principal Contractor
  • Explain the role of the Principal Designer
  • Describe the requirements of a suitable safety plan
  • Describe the requirements of a suitable method statement and risk assessment
  • Understand the legal responsibility and liabilities associated with contractors
  • Understand the fundamental principles of the effective management of contractors
  • Understand the importance and liabilities associated with the selection and recruitment of competent contractors
  • Clearly defined and well-delivered training. Peter has taken a subject (CDM) that has always seemed a mystery and a rather distant relation to Health & Safety in general and not only dispelled the myths associated with it but at the same time has made it relevant. We now have a clear understanding of CDM and how at its core, it is no different to any other area of Health & Safety. This is now an area, thanks to Peter’s help, that we can now effectively manage ourselves in a practical application.

    Nigel Slawson, Health & Safety & HR Manager, East Midlands Ceramics Ltd