Understanding CDM 2015

Understanding CDM 2015

Course duration: Full or Half day 

Please note that we only run this course on an in-house/bespoke basis.


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are far reaching and significant for anyone who has a role to play in a construction project: Clients, Designers, Principal Designers, Contractors or Principal Contractors. This is essential to understand the new duties , notification requirements and documentation. Big changes in the legislation from CDM 2007 mean that a good understanding is essential.

The course will give an overview of the origins of the legislation, the reasons behind the changes and the objectives of the Regulations, also examining the relationship between the duty holders and the need for cooperation between Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.  Domestic projects are also included within the scope of the new regulations so the course also analyses what these changes will have on small builders who tend to work for private clients as well as those involved in commercial work.

For an in-house rate course quotation, please call Training on 023 80 894695.



Who is the course designed for?

Everyone involved in construction projects including Clients (including domestic clients), Designers and Contractors. The changes to these Regulations are significant and so it is of vital importance that you are aware of your new duties under the law.

Many involved will have additional duties, particularly contractors working on smaller domestic projects, who may find themselves holding the duties of a Principal Contractor and designers who may find themselves appointed as Principal Designer.

What does the course cover?

  • The purpose, origins and structure of the new Regulations
  • Headline changes from CDM 2007 to CDM 2015
  • Duties of the duty holders including the Client, Designers and the new role of Principal Designer, Principal Contractors and Contractors
  • The principles of risk prevention in design and management
  • General duties for competence, cooperation and consultation
  • Changes for domestic projects
  • New requirements for notification of projects to HSE

The course is designed to be interactive and will be presented in a workshop style utilising exercises and class participation to ensure that delegates leave feeling fully informed and with a good level of understanding.

Assessing learning outcomes

Delegates will be assessed throughout the day during the group exercises and will also need to pass a multiple choice test at the end of the day.

Venue Details

HCS Safety,West Point House, 321 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HW

023 80 894695

HCS Safety,West Point House, 321 Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HW

023 80 894695