The Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015. The aim of CDM 2015 is to make health and safety issues an integral part of the management of any construction project.
Everyone in construction needs to know about the construction health and safety regulations.
This half day course is intended for those who initiate construction projects, and therefore take on the role of the client as defined in the CDM Regulations 2015. A ‘client’ is anyone having construction or building work carried out as part of their business. This could be an individual, partnership or company. Regulation 2 of the CDM Regulations 2015 states;
A “client” means a person who in the course or furtherance of a business –
a) seeks or accepts the services of another which may be used in the carrying out of a project for them; or b) carries out a project themselves.
In some circumstances, it may not be immediately obvious who is legally the client and there can sometimes be more than one client involved in a project. To avoid confusion, this needs to be resolved by those involved at the earliest stage possible.
It is recommended that you attend this course. As a potential client, you are accountable for the impact your management has on the health and safety of those working on or affected by your construction project. Certification for this course lasts for 3 years.
At the end of the course delegates should:
Be aware of the relevant duties as required by CDM Regulations. Be aware of the type of information required by contractors and how to manage contractors on your school site. Be aware of Wolverhampton Corporate procedure and checklists.
This training is being offered at no cost to schools that have joined the Health & Safety Essentials SLA and have not exceeded their allowance. However, for schools not in the SLA a cost of £124 will be chargeable for each member of staff. Please note that once a place is taken the charge will be made unless there are extenuating circumstances or at least 5 working days’ notice of cancellation. For this course to be delivered 6 or more places must be requested.