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Course Introduction

One of the main changes in the CDM Regulations 2015 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 Role and 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.

Find out more about the Principal Designer Role and Responsibilities.

Course Outline

CDM Principal Designer Training 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 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

Couse Details

Course Title: CDM Principal Designer 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