CDM Regulations Training Course

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

Our CPD-accredited and RoSPA-assured online CDM Regulations training course explains the legal duty placed on duty holders to ensure they fulfil health & safety obligations for everyone on a construction site.

Designed for key duty holders on construction projects, our CDM Regulation training will make you aware of why the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, commonly referred to as CDM 2015, were introduced, where they apply and the principal duties they place on organisations and individuals involved in construction projects.

The importance of CDM Regulation training

Every year in the UK, workers are killed and thousands are seriously injured in the construction sector, making it a very high-risk industry. Recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that there were 69,000 non-fatal accidents, 45 fatal accidents and 3 fatal injuries to members of the public within the sector.

CDM 2015 is the main set of regulations for managing construction workers’ health, safety and welfare in England, Scotland, and Wales. Understanding the CDM Regulations is essential to carrying out construction work safely.

Where do CDM Regulations apply?

The regulations apply to every commercial and residential construction project, regardless of the project size or duration. Duty holders must ensure all workers’ health, safety and welfare, whether the project is a new build, demolition, extension, or refurbishment, alongside repair and maintenance work. For more information, read our article What are the CDM regulations?.

How long does CDM training take?

I2Comply’s CDM Regulations course takes around 2 hours to complete. Our training course is CPD-certified and RoSPA-assured, fully online, and has no time limits.

What are the learning outcomes for the CDM Regulations course?

At the end of the course you will be aware of:

  • The purpose of the CDM 2015 regulations
  • Where and when CDM 2015 regulations apply
  • The consequences of non-compliance
  • CDM 2015 and the general principles of prevention
  • Client duties and the Client brief
  • The duties of the Designer and the Principal
  • The duties of the Contractor and Principal contractor
  • Worker duties under CDM 2015
  • The notification of projects
  • The Construction Phase Plan (CPP)
  • General site requirements
  • The Health and Safety File

Who needs CDM Regulations training?

Our online course helps key duty holders on construction projects. This can include:

  • the principal contractor & contractors
  • the principal designer, & designers

Our quick CDM course explains the legal duty placed on duty holders to ensure they fulfil their responsibilities for the health, safety, and welfare of everyone on a construction site, including understanding the information flow for projects for multiple contractors.

When do I get my CDM Regulations training certificate?

CDM 2015 Course Certificate
Your CDM Regulations course certificate will be available as a PDF document as soon as the training is completed. This enables you download or print your certificate straight away.

The CPD Certification Service has accredited this online training, as it conforms to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, has assured the training course as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

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How long is this CDM Regulations training certificate valid for?

Your CDM Regulations course certificate does not include an expiry date. However, due to the high level of risks and hazards associated with construction, we recommend the training is retaken every 2 years. Your training certificate will contain the recommended renewal date.

Example Screens from our CDM Regulations online training course

You will find three screenshots from our Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 online training course below. Our online courses are simple but informative, using a mixture of text, images, interactivity and professional audio. This design approach makes our courses easy to learn from and enjoyable.

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What does the CDM Regulations training course cover?

The online course contains the following 11 topics:

1 – Introduction to CDM 2015

The first topic details the incident reports of worker injury and fatalities in the construction industry. It explains the purpose of the CDM 2015 regulations and where the regulations apply. The topic also explains what happens when the CDM 2015 regulations are breached. You will learn about the term ‘dutyholder’ and the 3 phases of a construction project. Finally, the topic identifies other health and safety legislation that is relevant to the construction sector.

2 – Ensuring health and safety in construction

The second topic covers the general principles of prevention specified in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. It explains the considerations when appointing dutyholders to a construction project. The topic also explains the importance of providing supervision, instructions and information to the workforce. Lastly, it covers the need for cooperation, communication and coordination between dutyholders and the duty on principal contractors to consult and engage with all workers on site.

3 – The Client

The third topic explains the terms ‘commercial client’ and ‘domestic client’ and identifies when the client duties are passed on to other dutyholders. It also covers what the Client Brief is, and what information it should include. The topic explains the duty to provide pre-construction information and the potential consequences if the client does not comply with their duties. Lastly, it details how CDM 2015 applies to domestic clients.

4 – The Designer and Principal Designer

The fourth topic explains who is a Designer and who is a Principal Designer and details their duties under the CDM 2015. The topic also explains the role of the Designer and Principal Designer on domestic products.

5 – The Contractor and Principal Contractor

This topic explains who is a Contractor and who is a Principal Contractor and details their duties under the CDM 2015. The topic also explains the role of the Contractor and Principal Contractor on domestic products.

6 – The Workers

This topic explains who is classed as a worker and their duties with respect to Health and Safety. The topic also covers the employer’s duty to consult workers on Health and Safety matters and their duty to train the workforce. Finally, the topic covers the employer’s duty to inform workers or their workers’ representatives on any health and safety matters that affect them.

7 – The notification of projects

This topic explains the conditions that make a project notifiable and who receives the notification. It also explains what information must be included in the notification and, finally, how to make an online notification.

8 – The Construction Phase Plan (CPP)

This topic explains the purpose and contents of the Construction Phase Plan. It also covers who is responsible for producing the Construction Phase Plan and when this plan must be provided.

9 – General safety requirements

This topic describes the general safety requirements that are given in Part 4 of CDM 2015. It explains how these general safety requirements apply to all tasks and activities on all construction sites. The general safety requirements include good order and site security, stable structures and safe demolitions, explosives, excavations, cofferdams and caissons. It also includes energy distribution installations, prevention of drowning, traffic routes, vehicles and passengers, risk from fire, flooding or asphyxiation, fire prevention, detection and emergency procedures and environmental conditions.

10 – The Health and Safety File

This topic explains what the Health and Safety File is, and what it should contain. It also covers who is responsible for producing the Health and Safety File and when the Health and Safety File must be provided.

11 – The information flow

The final topic outlines how different types of information relate to each other in a construction project involving more than one contractor. It summarises the responsibilities of the principal duty holders.

CDM Regulations online course assessment

Revision questions are given at the end of each topic. This helps with information retention and prepares you for the final assessment.

Once you have completed the training material, you will gain access to an online assessment. The CDM assessment is created from question banks, meaning you will get a different set of 25 questions each time you take the assessment.

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