Synergie Training are delighted to have released a new range of CDM2015 Training Courses.
The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) come into force on April 6th and provide the main legal requirements for managing health, safety and welfare on construction projects throughout Great Britain (including its territorial sea and the ‘renewable energy zone’). These Regulations are criminal law and are but one set of many associated regulations which form the building blocks of secondary health and safety legislation enforced on construction projects. The primary legislative requirements can be found in the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 under which all relevant health and safety regulations fall under.
CDM 2015 replaces the current 2007 Regulations (which will be revoked) and announces many new requirements and sees the introduction of a new duty holder ‘The Principal Designer’. The Principal Designer attracts the key responsibility for ensuring the pre-construction period is planned and managed in such a way that secures the health, safety and welfare of others involved or affected by the project.
The role of the Principal Designer begins as early in the project as possible, including inception when the client is considering project protocol and procurement routes are determined. The Principal Designer role duties are similar to the departing CDM Co-ordinator under CDM 2007 but with a few differences (in some circumstances your organisation could find themselves attracting legal duties and responsibilities even without a written formal appointment from a client).
If your organisation intends to perform this role in the future or could by default, now is the time to get your staff trained up to fulfil this pivotal legal position. Synergie Training are recognised as an important provider of construction industry training throughout the UK and are one of the only companies who deliver regular public CDM courses in Scotland.
Our new suite of courses will be available publicly in Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling and all of our CDM2015 courses can be delivered as onsite closed company courses anywhere in the UK.
New Dates for our CDM2015 Courses in Manchester, Birmingham and London are now also available.
CDM 2015 applies to all building and construction work including new build, renovation, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, demolition, dismantling, repair and maintenance and will impact on any person or organisation who is involved in any associated design work.