Getting up to speed on the 2007 regulations with a choice of CDM training options.
The good news for anyone looking to book some CDM training
is that there is a growing number of training providers, throughout the country, that offer these courses. If location is a key concern to you, the best way of finding the nearest and most convenient course is to use an online search facility. They can search from 100’s of CDM courses and find the one with the best location, dates and most importantly price, saving you time and money. CDM training
courses to choose from include APS Accredited - The Management of CDM Co-ordination Course, CDM – 1 Day Workshop, CDM 1 day - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, CDM 2007 Awareness for Contractors, CDM Co-ordinator, CDM Co-ordinator, CDM Explained, CDM Overview, CDM Regulations, Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Construction Design Management (CDM) Course, Construction Safety Management - CDM & The Legal Framework, IOSH Managing Client / Contractor Relationship (CDM) and The Role of CDM Co-ordinator in Practice.
Generally the CDM training
courses can be split into four groups. The first of these is the coordinator CDM training
course. Running over two to three days this course is for those who liaise with primary and sub contractors, the clients and designers with regard to the CDM. A complicated role, many coordinators find that official training helps them to develop their skills, becoming more effective and building on good practice from their peers.
The second is the most general of all the CDM training
courses. These are usually known as overviews, introductions and one day workshop courses. The courses are a good initial starting point for your team, if they have had no previous experience working with CDM before. They provide a good grounding of what the regulation and processes are, in addition to highlighting the responsibilities of the different roles.
The third group is the Association for Project Safety (APS) coordinator course. Similar to the in- house coordinator courses, described above, the key difference of this course is that it allows candidates to skip one of the APS CDM-r registration steps. Candidates successfully completing this course will only need to complete: stage 1: The Application form and fee, stage 3: National Occupational Standard Interview in CDM and stage 4: Complete the 1st year annual subscription. Candidates get to skip stage 2: The online exam for the CDM Coordinator Register. This saves times for those wishing to have an accreditation from professional body.
The last type of course on offer, is the IOSH CDM course. The IOSH Managing Client / Contractor Relationship (CDM) course is accredited by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The course is particularly focused on how the roles and responsibilities of each of the duty holders interact. This course is assessed by a multiple choice test. If candidates are successful, they are awarded an IOSH certificate. One of the key strengths of this course is that it is organised into modules, allowing candidates to clearly negotiate each separate issue relating to managing client and contractor relationships