CDM Courses - Can I find a course to suit me?
The CDM Regulations otherwise known as the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 are aimed at making health and safety an inseparable component of projects within the construction industry. The CDM regulations ensure that health and safety is a paramount consideration when designing, constructing and managing projects. To help in the understanding and interpretation of these regulations there are now a range of CDM Courses
The shorter CDM awareness courses typically have a short duration of no longer than a day. These CDM Courses
aim to provide delegates with an overall awareness of the CDM regulations and typically cover:
• An overview of the legal obligations contained with the CDM regulations.
• A definition of what is a notifiable project under the CDM regulations and notification requirements.
• The roles and responsibilities resulting from the CDM regulations, including the role of the CDM co-ordinator with health and safety throughout the project
• The information requirements of different parties including those of the client and those of the designer.
• The main contents of health and safety information packs and the construction phase health and safety plan.
• The typical contents of a health and safety file
The CDM courses
for CDM Co-ordinators tend to last longer and are often three day courses. These longer course programme aim to help delegates understand the relevant skills and knowledge need to meet the requirements of the role of Coordinator under the CDM Regulations 2007. CDM Co-ordinator courses typically include a much more detailed content than awareness programs, with greater coverage on legal aspects associated with construction and health and safety regulations, and more detail on the specific requirements of the CDM Co-ordinator.
Having chosen the CDM course that best suits your needs the next step is to find a location and course date that suits you. One of the best approaches here is to search for CDM Courses
on the internet. There will be both CDM Awareness and CDM Co-ordinator courses in various locations within the UK, and one of the most important considerations other than course quality and course price is course location. If you need to travel long distance to attend a course the expenses can soon accumulate both in terms of travel and accommodation costs. These costs must be added to course cost to assess a true cost of attending the course. In particular if the course is over a number of days it will also necessary to consider accommodation costs, which could be significant.
One way to overcome the expenses issue associated with travelling to an open course is to look at the option of having the training course carried out at your own organisation’s premises. Where there are a number of delegates who all need the same training it is often more economical to have the training carried out on your own site. This is probably more common for CDM Awareness courses that for CDM Co-ordinator courses, as there are usually more staff who need the awareness training. The economic tipping point will vary from course to course, but in many instances this becomes a viable option where there are five or more delegates who need the same training.