What are the CDM Training Course options?
The CDM regulations aim to improve health and safety within construction. The regulations ensure a good match of people to job roles and are concerned with the practical management of risks.
There are a variety of CDM training course
options that enable those involved in the construction industry to meet these regulations. There are three main types of CDM training course
, which include one day specialised CDM courses, three day specialised CDM courses and three day accredited CDM courses.
Finding the course which is the correct fit for you, can be tricky as it depends on your role, your level of experience, whether you need an accredited course and the time you have available for training.
Specialised CDM courses:
There are a number of specialised CDM training course
s dedicated to covering the regulations. They usually run over 1 or 3 days.
The one day CDM training courses
provide an overview of CDM and aim to explain how it affects those working on site. These courses cover topics such as:
- The legal responsibilities included in the CDM regulations.
- What the CDM coordinators role is, how it relates to health and safety and how it fits in with others on site.
- Clarification of the type of information needed, who to provide this to and who is to supply this.
- CDM notification requirements
- Info packs and construction phase health and safety plans and what they should cover.
- Modeling a representative health and safety file. Who should attend the one day courses?
All those involved in a construction project that would find clarifying their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities for health and safety useful. The 3 days CDM training course:
The three day courses are aimed at preparing CDM Coordinators for their role and go into more detail than the one day course. They are specifically designed to give a good grounding for CDM Coordinators to ensure that the regulations are met on the project on which they are working.
The three day courses focus in more depth on the construction legislation including:
• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Building Regulations 2007
This type of CDM training course also focuses on risk assessment and prevention in the planning stages and on site, how to assess competence, directing on site contractors and ensuring they adhere to procedures, duties and responsibilities of all parties concerned with the project and managing difficult people and situations in terms of health and safety risks. Accredited CDM Courses:
Although most of the CDM courses are delivered by training providers as in house, there is also an option of completing an Association for Project Safety (APS) accredited course.
This course is also three days in duration and is designed for those CDM Coordinators who are new to the role or to those who would like to have their experienced formally recognised by an accrediting body. Successful completion of this course provides three credits towards Association for Project Safety membership.