The Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM) 2015 were created to improve health and safety in the construction industry and placed duties on every party involved with construction projects. The Regs place greater prominence on the role of the Client, whose responsibility is to control the health and safety of those who might be affected by the project, and ensure that the project is suitably managed and duty holders appointed.
CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
The Client can be criminally accountable for any breaches to the regulations, and may not have the sufficient skills, experience or knowledge that is required.
That’s where we help. With the law that applies to the whole construction process on all projects, from concept to completion. What each duty holder must do to comply to ensure projects are carried out in a way that secures fire, health and safety. To avoid heavy penalties, unlimited fines, brand damage or even imprisonment!
Detailed understanding of the legal requirements of a duty holder who require understanding of the Regulations and their role.
An in-depth explanation on how to interpret the key elements. Legal responsibilities and a detailed insight into the interactions between the duty holders and health and safety requirements.
Providing an overview understanding of the CDM Regulations and its structure.
The duty holders various responsibilities and the project structure. Documentation required purpose and content of the Health & Safety file and ensuring the safety of the workers.
It is essential that any company instructing external contractors has a robust process in place for appointing and managing health and safety.
As legislation places duties on employers and organisations when appointing contractors, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Occupiers Liability Acts 1957 and 1984, further The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). To name a few!
LCS support clients to effectively manage contractor activities and further to ensure best value for money and brand protection.
We also deliver high class services for contractors needing support for tenders and accreditations, such as CHAS, SafeContractor and Constructionline.
Giving you the confidence and skills to help you effectively select, manage and reduce risk.
We cover, the legal obligations in the management of contractors, the challenges, what must be in place, PQQ process, reviewing risk assessments, exceptions, assessing performance and on going management.
This is a really popular 5 hour course, consistently receiving excellent reviews. Vital to reducing workplace accidents, financial loss and brand protection.
The course is open to anyone from any organisation dealing with external contractors. It is especially relevant to Construction and Property Management, Facilities and safety professionals.