CDM 2007 Overview

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CDM 2007 Training


CDM 2007 represents a step change in construction health and safety legislation. It brings the CDM 1994 regulations and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations 1996 into a single regulatory package providing a clear focus on management, communication, co-operation and competence within the project team.

The changes are significant and will affect everyone in the construction industry.

During this course we will also discuss the proposed new changes to the regulations.

CDM 2007 aims to:

· Simplify the regulations and improve clarity, making it easier for duty holders to
· know what is expected of them;
· Focus on planning and management, with an emphasis on active management
· and a reduction in bureaucracy;
· Maximise flexibility to accommodate the broad spectrum of contractual
· arrangements;
· Strengthen the requirements regarding co-ordination and co-operation, particularly between designers and contractors.
· Simplify the assessment of organisations’ competence.

This one-day course has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concise overview of CDM2007 and the Approved Code of Practice.

An overview of the development of the CDM regulations leading to CDM 2007 sets the framework for the course. The structure of the regulations and the relationships between the parties is clarified, and the key roles, responsibilities and lines of communication between the parties detailed.

It will provide delegates who have a limited knowledge of CDM regulations in the construction industry with a firm grounding in the development and application of CDM 2007.

The course is highly interactive and includes presentations, notes, delegate discussion and examination to ensure effective learning outcomes.

The tutors are widely experienced in the understanding and practical application of the CDM 1994 regulations and have been closely involved in the consultation process for CDM 2007. They have been practising planning supervisors since 1995 and are qualified co-ordinators under CDM 2007. They also have extensive experience working for and on behalf of clients, designers, principal contractors and contractors.


This course is designed to provide clients, project managers, designers, principal contractors and contractors with an overview on the CDM Regulations 2007 and Approved Code of Practice.

The course is ideal as an introduction to CDM 2007 for personnel who have not had any previous training in the requirements and for senior management who need to know the corporate responsibilities but will not be involved in specific projects.


At the end of the course each delegates should:

· Understand the need for and application of the CDM Regulations;
· Appreciate the framework of the regulations and the interfaces between the key
· parties; and
· Understand the duties and responsibilities of the Client, Co-ordinator, Designers,
· Principal Contractor and Contractors.


– CDM 2007 – Overview

Session 1 Introduction and setting course objectives

Session 2 Legislation

· Overview of the development, application and definitions of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.

Session 3 The Relationships between the Client, Co-ordinator, Designers, Principal Contractor and Contractors

· An outline of the interface of the parties involved in the construction process from concept to maintenance.

Session 4 The Client

· Who is the client?
· Duties and responsibilities of the Client.
· Evaluating competence and resources.
· Information to be provided by the Client.

Session 5 The Co-ordinator

· The duties of the co-ordinator.
· Assistance to the client.
· Notification of the project.
· Assessment of the design.
· The pre-construction health and safety information pack.
· The health and safety file.

Session 6 The Designers

· Who is a designer?
· The designers’ duties.
· An introduction to risk management under CDM 2007.
· Information transfer and co-operation with the co-ordinator, other
· designers, contractors and client.

Session 7 The Principal Contractor & Contractors

· The duties of the principal contractor and contractors.
· Developing and implementing the construction health and safety plan.
· Management, co-operation, co-ordination and monitoring of health and safety performance.
· Summary of Part 4 of the CDM Regulations.

Session 8 Examination

· Closed book, multi-choice examination.

Session 9 Course Review and Conclusion

Course duration: 1 Day

Costs – £275 + VAT

CDM Training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

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