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CDM 2015 Training


Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2015 (CDM) are the first and single most important piece of legislation directly targeted at construction projects. Be ahead and up to date with CDM 2015 Regulations. Regulations applied in effective manner helps in achieving safe construction sites and completed buildings or structures which are safe, easy and economical to maintain in the long run. Conversely, lack of compliance with the Regulations carries serious consequences including custodial sentences and fines running into millions of pounds. Our CDM 2015 courses are designed to prepare you and your staff to effectively manage the legal requirements.

Safescope specialises in CDM and Construction Safety and we have been involved, since 2008, in helping Clients with fulfilling the requirements of CDM Regulations on their projects. Therefore, our CDM training focus heavily on the practical application and implementation of the Regulations, in addition to covering the legal requirements.

All our CDM training courses are personally developed by Dr. Khalid Bhutto BEng (Hons) MSc PhD CMIOSH FCIOB FaPS and hence reflect his expertise in CDM and Construction Health and Safety, extensive practical experience in the industry and outstanding qualifications. Dr. Bhutto has been involved in delivering CDM training seminars throughout the UK on behalf of various construction related professional bodies and organisations (e.g. CIOB, ICE and RICS).

Considering the above, our CDM training is probably one of the best in the UK and delivers a very high standard of knowledge and excellent value.



We are currently offering the following CDM 2015 training courses.


Understanding of CDM Regulations 2015 Training

Client Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training

Designer Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training

Principal Designer Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training

Contractor Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training

Principal Contractor Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training



Understanding of CDM Regulations 2015 Training


Introduction: The impact of the CDM Regulations is significant and far reaching. Under CDM 2015 every construction project has to comply with the Regulations including Domestic Clients and smaller projects (previously exempt or below the notification threshold). The CDM 2015 Regulations impose legal responsibilities on the Clients, Designers, Principal Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors. This training course is intended for those individuals or organisations who require an overall understanding of the Regulations, application on different types of construction projects and legal responsibilities and liabilities on different parties on projects.


Course Outline

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Background to CDM Regulations since 1994
  • CDM Regulations 2015
    • Introduction
    • Main Requirements
  • Structure of Regulations
  • Application of Regulations
    • Definition of Construction Work
    • Milestone Documentation F10, PCI, CPP, Health and Safety File
    • F10 Notification Requirements
    • CDM Duty Holders
    • General Duties (Reg 8)
    • Application Scenarios - Flow Diagram
    • Duty Holders Chart/Table
    • Main Documentation Chart/Table
  • CDM 2015 Duties
    • Client
    • Designers
    • Principal Designer
    • Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including CDM 2015 Part 4)
  • Different Project Scenarios
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration:  1/2 Day or Full Day (for those who may not be familiar with CDM Regulations)

Venue:    Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £450 + VAT, Full day Course - £750 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com



Client Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training


Introduction: Current version of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations is in force since April 2015. These Regulations have changed the structure and extent of the application in addition to significant changes in duty holders and their legal responsibilities. The Clients duties have been extended heavily and the liability cannot be now legally transferred to any other party. This training is intended for individuals and organisations who are Clients of construction projects and become duty holders under the Regulations. The training will make the Clients understanding of the Regulations, their legal responsibilities and liabilities and how to fulfil them effectively. In addition, this training will also equip Clients in achieving a tangible value for their construction projects by achieving safe construction sites and completed buildings or structures which are safe, easy and economical to maintain in the long run.


Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Background to CDM Regulations since 1994
  • CDM Regulations 2015
    • Introduction
    • Main Requirements
  • Structure of Regulations
  • Application of Regulations
    • Definition of Construction Work
    • Milestone Documentation F10, PCI, CPP, Health and Safety File
    • F10 Notification Requirements
    • CDM Duty Holders
    • General Duties (Reg 8)
    • Application Scenarios - Flow Diagram
    • Duty Holders Chart/Table
    • Main Documentation Chart/Table
  • CDM 2015 Duties
    • Client
    • Designers
    • Principal Designer
    • Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including CDM 2015 Part 4)
  • Client Duties in Detail
  • Management Arrangements for Projects
  • Professional Appointments
  • Provision of Pre-construction Information - PCI
  • Duty for F10 Notification
  • Provision of Welfare Facilities on Site
  • Construction Phase Plan
  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Post Completion Maintenance Issues
  • Health and Safety File and Future Works
  • Different Project Scenarios
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day (first half to cover Understanding of CDM Regulations 2015)

Venue:    Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £450 + VAT, Full day Course - £750 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com



Designer Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training


Introduction: Designers (Architects, Structural, Civil and Building Services Engineers, Landscape Architects etc) have specific legal duties under the CDM 2015 Regulations. Importantly, under the Regulations Clients are required to appoint Designers who have appropriate skills, knowledge and experience and (if applicable) organisational capability. Disappointingly there is not much understanding and guidance available in the industry for fulfilling the Designer duties in a manner that helps brining tangible value for construction projects by achieving safe construction sites and completed buildings or structures which are safe, easy and economical to maintain in the long run, this training heavily focusses on this positive aspect of the Regulations. This training is intended for Designers to understand and fulfil their CDM duties in a practical and effective manner.


Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Background to CDM Regulations since 1994
  • CDM Regulations 2015
    • Introduction
    • Main Requirements
  • Structure of Regulations
  • Application of Regulations
    • Definition of Construction Work
    • Milestone Documentation F10, PCI, CPP, Health and Safety File
    • F10 Notification Requirements
    • CDM Duty Holders
    • General Duties (Reg 8)
    • Application Scenarios - Flow Diagram
    • Duty Holders Chart/Table
    • Main Documentation Chart/Table
  • CDM 2015 Duties
    • Client
    • Designers
    • Principal Designer
    • Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including CDM 2015 Part 4)
  • Designer Duties in Detail
  • Design Risk Management
  • Significant Design Hazards and Risks
  • Construction Phase Design Risks
  • Post-Construction Design Risks
  • Designer Risk Information (Assessments)(DRAs)
  • Residual Designer Risk Information (Assessment)(DRAs)
  • Different Project Scenarios
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day (first half to cover Understanding of CDM Regulations 2015)

Venue:    Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £450 + VAT, Full day Course - £750 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com



Principal Designer Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training


Introduction: One of the main changes in the CDM 2015 Regulations was the removal of CDM Co-ordinator role and introduction of a new Principal Designer role. The Principal Designer role is structurally different from the previous CDM Co-ordinator role. Legal responsibilities to be discharged by Principal Designer heavily focus on identifying and controlling the health and safety risks on a construction project during construction and post construction maintenance. At Safescope we have been providing Principal Designer services since the inception of Principal Designer role. Therefore, this training reflects our hands-on knowledge of fulfilling the Principal Designer responsibilities in an effective and practical manner. This training course is intended to assist the individual and organisations, who undertake the Principal Designer role, with understanding the relevant duties thoroughly, applying methods to fulfil the duties effectively, minimising their legal liabilities and more importantly, making a positive and tangible value driven contribution to their construction projects.


Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Background to CDM Regulations since 1994
  • CDM Regulations 2015
    • Introduction
    • Main Requirements
  • Structure of Regulations
  • Application of Regulations
    • Definition of Construction Work
    • Milestone Documentation F10, PCI, CPP, Health and Safety File
    • F10 Notification Requirements
    • CDM Duty Holders
    • General Duties (Reg 8)
    • Application Scenarios - Flow Diagram
    • Duty Holders Chart/Table
    • Main Documentation Chart/Table
  • CDM 2015 Duties
    • Client
    • Designers
    • Principal Designer
    • Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including CDM 2015 Part 4)
  • Principal Designer Duties in Detail
  • Pre-construction Phase Risk Management
  • Pre-construction Information
  • Design Health and Safety Risks Identification and Control
  • Supporting Designers
  • Co-operation and co-ordination
  • Liaison with Principal Contractor
  • Working for Domestic Clients
  • Compiling Health and Safety File
  • Different Project Scenarios
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day (dependent on specific Client requirements)

Venue:    Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £450 + VAT, Full day Course - £750 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com



Principal Contractor Duties under CDM Regulations 2015 Training


Introduction: Under CDM 2015 Regulations, any construction project involving more than one Contractor requires a Principal Contractor appointment regardless of the size and duration of the Project. This threshold has significant implications and several small contractors are now required to take on the Principal Contractor role. In Domestic Client situations, Principal Contractors are also required to fulfil the Client duties by default. Principal Contractor duties are quite significant and carry huge legal liabilities and responsibilities. It is very important for individual and organisations who fulfil the Principal Contractor role to understand the CDM requirements and have ability to make arrangements and take practical actions on their construction projects to meet those requirements. This training course is intended to assist current and potential Principal Contractors to understand and fulfil their duties under the CDM 2015 Regulations.


Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Background to CDM Regulations since 1994
  • CDM Regulations 2015
    • Introduction
    • Main Requirements
  • Structure of Regulations
  • Application of Regulations
    • Definition of Construction Work
    • Milestone Documentation F10, PCI, CPP, Health and Safety File
    • F10 Notification Requirements
    • CDM Duty Holders
    • General Duties (Reg 8)
    • Application Scenarios - Flow Diagram
    • Duty Holders Chart/Table
    • Main Documentation Chart/Table
  • CDM 2015 Duties
    • Client
    • Designers
    • Principal Designer
    • Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including CDM 2015 Part 4)
  • Principal Contractor Duties in Detail
  • Construction Phase Risk Management
  • Construction Phase Plan
  • Site Inductions and Training
  • Site Access and Security
  • Provision of Welfare Facilities on Site
  • Worker Consultation
  • Liaison with Principal Designer
  • Working for Domestic Clients
  • Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Significant Construction Hazards and Risks
  • Appointment of Sub-contractors - Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • First aid, Fire and other Emergency Procedures
  • Health and Safety Monitoring and Audits on Site
  • CDM 2015 Part 4 General Requirements for all Construction Sites
  • Health and Safety File
  • Different Project Scenarios
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day (dependent on specific Client requirements)

Venue:    Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £450 + VAT, Full day Course - £750 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email contact@safescope.com































































































































































































































































































































































































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