A Construction Design Management Course could be the Best Option
For the purpose of CDM, the workforce is split into specific categories, each of which have certain responsibilities to meet. These categories are Clients, CDM coordinators, Designers, Principle Contractors, Contractors and Work Force. There is a large emphasis on communication and cooperation between the groups and there are CDM training course
s available tailored to suit each of these groups.
As the CDM applies to all site workers, across all management levels and specialisms there is often some concern that by conforming to the regulations it will restrict the way in which people work. This myth is dispelled by attending a CDM training course
, as most delegates discover that meeting the CDM standards does not limit their creativity or ask them to make unreasonable changes to their working practices.
What the CDM regulations do is to ensure that the design of projects are carried out with awareness. The reduction of hazards both in the construction of projects and in administering their maintenance after they are built is the key focus here.
The person charged with the responsibility for ensuring that the other groups are aware of and meet the CDM standards is usually a CDM coordinator. The course best suited to their needs is the CDM Co-ordinator course. This is typically a three day in depth course designed to ensure that the delegate has the knowledge and skills to assist all members of a construction team meet the regulations. Some trainers offer in-house courses, while some offer courses accredited by the Association for Project Safety (APS). These CDM training course
s typically cover legislation, administration, risk management and communication skills, and effectively prepare the CDM coordinator for their role.
Other CDM training course
s available are directed at those members of the team who are working alongside the coordinators such as contractors and clients, designers or general workforce members. The one day courses often cover an overview of the regulations, allowing the delegate to ascertain what is expected of them and who they need to communicate with to get the job done. Although briefer than the three day coordinator course they are extremely useful in fostering a culture of awareness throughout the whole project, meaning the co-ordinator is not working in isolation and everyone is brought up to speed at the level that is suitable for them.
There are also half day CDM training course
s on offer - these are aimed at busy contractors. They are short, specifically tailored to a contractors needs and they pack in all the key essentials! They are also very convenient as even the busiest contractor can spare a morning out of their schedule.
There is also an IOSH accredited course available which focuses on the client and contractor relationship. Running over three days, it has a specific focus on communication and negotiation between these two parties while adhering to the CDM regulations. As any contractor who has had a difficult client will tell you, advice and training in this area can be invaluable! This course will help contractors facilitate the client’s needs whilst ensuring the construction and maintenance safety of the project that you are working on.