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Course Introduction

Under the CDM Regulations 2015, any construction project which involves 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 CDM 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 Regulations 2015.

Find out more about the Principal Contractor CDM Duties.

Course Outline

CDM Training for Principal Contractor Ipswich Cambridge

  • 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

Couse Details

Course Title: CDM Principal Contractor Training

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

Delivery Method (Option 1):   Classroom  Online (by MS Teams or Zoom)

Delivery Method (Option 2):   Classroom  at Client premises or our office at Little Copdock House, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JW

Venue (Option 1):    Online (by MS Teams or Zoom)

Venue (Option 2):    Client premises or our office at Little Copdock House, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JW

Cost (Option 1 - Online (by MS Teams or Zoom):  1/2 Day Course - £500 + VAT, Full day Course - £875 + VAT

Cost (Option 2 - In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 Day Course - £695 + VAT, Full day Course - £1,025 + VAT

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

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees (6 maximum at our office premises)

Geographical Coverage (Option 1):   Through out the UK and International

Geographical Coverage (Option 2):   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

Contact Details

How to Book:   For booking this course or for any further information please contact us as follows:

Lindsey Heffer - Safescope

Business Management Co-ordinator
T:  01473 407020
M: 07443 789226
E:  LBrown@safescope.com

Dr. Khalid Bhutto - Safescope
T:  01473 407020
M: 07818 288122
E:  KBhutto@safescope.com