CDM 2007 Update

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CDM Update 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.

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 update on the changes required due to CDM 2007 and the Approved Code of Practice. CDM 2007 Part 4, Health and safety on construction sites, much of which was contained within the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996, is not addressed by this course.

It delivers a detailed review of the changes in management requirements caused by CDM 2007, considers the impact they have on the industry and offers clear advice on best practice.

It will ensure you are fully informed with the necessary information to modify your existing practices and procedures to ensure full compliance with the new regulations.

The course is highly interactive and includes presentations, notes, syndicated exercises,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, and principal contractors and contractors.

This course is designed for clients, project managers, designers, principal contractors and contractors. It is intended for those who already have a practical working knowledge of CDM regulations and require an update on the CDM Regulations 2007.

There is a suite of CDM courses available from Thomas Telford Training. Please contact us directly for more detailed advice on course selection.


At the end of the course each delegates should:

• Be familiar with the changes to the CDM regulations and its Approved Code of Practice;
• Appreciate the impact the changes will have on the management of
construction projects during the design and construction phases; and
• Be able to review their current practices and procedures to affect the
necessary changes.


Session 1 Introduction and setting course objectives

Session 2 CDM in Practice – an Overview

• Application differences between CDM 1994 & CDM 2007.
• Format & content of CDM 2007, its ACoP and Guidances:
• Syndicate Exercise.

Session 3 The Client

• Comparison between the client’s CDM 1994 duties and the duties
under CDM 2007.

Session 4 The Designers

• Comparison between the designers’ CDM 1994 duties and the duties under CDM 2007.

Session 5 The Planning Supervisor / Co-ordinator

• The differences between the planning supervisor’s duties and
responsibilities and the co-ordinator’s duties and responsibilities.
• The health and safety file.

Session 6 The Principal Contractor / Contractors

• Comparison between the principal contractor and contractors’ CDM
1994 duties and the duties under CDM 2007.

Session 7 The Health and Safety Plans / Information Pack

• The pre-tender health and safety plan versus the information pack.
• The construction health and safety plan requirements.
• Syndicate Exercise.

Session 8 Competence and Resources

• A discussion on the competence and resources requirements included in the CDM 2007 ACoP.

Session 9 Examination

• Closed book, multi-choice examination.

Session 10 Course Review and Conclusion

Course duration: 1 Day

Costs- £275 + VAT

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

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