CDM Regulations 2015 for Designers - Design Risk Management


The course will provide delegates with an understanding of the designer's responsibilities in relation to the revised CDM Regulations and with particular emphasis on the duty to eliminate risk.

Aims & Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Define the duties of:
    • The Client
    • The Principal Designer
    • Designers
    • The Principal Contractor
    • Contractors (including the self employed)
  • Understand the employees' responsibilities
  • Understand the nature of construction hazards
  • Describe a variety of methods for determining project hazards
  • Identify the relevant competencies required by duty holders
  • Assess the competence of relevant duty holders
  • Identify the communication requirements for project specific information

Delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate their duties under the CDM Regulations and the way in which all parties to a construction project are involved
  • Understand the implications of the Guidance Notes
  • Understand that CDM complements existing health and safety law
  • Recognise the implications that CDM will have on your design processes
  • Comprehend the discharge of designers' duties
  • Focus on design risk assessment strategy
  • Develop appropriate design management systems
  • Consider design inter-action with other duty holders
  • Appraise the provision of suitable and sufficient information

Course Outline:

The course will provide delegates with an increased understanding of the requirements of the following three areas:

  • Overview of the following legislation with regard to design:
    • Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974
    • Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
    • Workplace (Health, Safety and welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The CDM Regulations 2015 with particular emphasis on designer responsibilities in respect of:
    • Client advice
    • Competency and Resource
    • Elimination of risk in design
    • Provision of information to others
    • Communicating and Co-operation with other parties
  • The identification of hazard and risk associated with a project - hazard register:
    • Selection of appropriate process
    • Avoidance or minimising risk
    • Communicating information

The course uses Power Point presentation techniques with reliance on case studies and live project type assignments to invite an inter-active participative day between presenter and audience. Case studies can be selected to reflect organisational preference.
Presentation techniques may include:

  • Interactive Exercises
  • Individual or Group Exercises
  • Discussion
  • Visual Aids e.g. short DVD/video, etc
  • Open Workshop

A better understanding of their duties in relation to the CDM Regulations and the risk identification process

Intended For:

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

It is beneficial for delegates to:

  • Review their experience of the Hazard identification processes