CDM Regulations 2016 - Overview for Designers, Principal Designers & The Client (Northern Ireland only)


This course is designed to give those attending an in depth appreciation of the H&S function that Designers play in the construction process as set out in the CDM Regulations.

The Regulations have changed the Designers approach to the incorporation of H&S into the design process. Consequently, the Principal Designer has to be adept at obtaining positive co-operation from other parties in discharging their duties.

Aims & Objectives:

The objective of this course is to confirm to the participants their responsibilities for health and safety within both the legal and contractual frameworks. It will introduce participants to the revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and outline the responsibilities of the Principal Designer and other duty holders.

Course Outline:

  • Overview and developments
  • Application
  • Competence
  • Definition of construction work, demolition etc. and Notification of the project
  • Duty holders and the compliance
    • The Client
      • Managing the project
      • Provision of information
      • Appointments
  • Coordination Design & Construction phases
    • Notification
  • The Designer
    • We will look at the role of the Principal Designer
  • Duties of Contractors
    • The Principal Contractor
    • Health and safety on Construction Sites
    • Other contractors (including statutory undertakers)
  • Pre construction Information
  • The construction phase plan
  • Cooperation and consultation
  • Health & Safety File
  • End of course assessment

Mode of Delivery:

Throughout the course - which will be highly participative - group exercises and case studies will be used to reinforce the course material.

End of course assessment

Benefits of Attending:

At the end of the course participants should have a clearer understanding of their responsibilities under the CDM Regulations 2016 and how those obligations should be met.

Intended For:

Architects; Structural Designers; Civil Engineers; Landscape Designers; M&E Designers; Specialist Designers; Construction Professionals; Contract Administrators; Project Sponsors and Stakeholders.