Classroom Course Introduction

2015 is a significant year in the world of construction, in that it will see the introduction of a new set of regulations governing Construction Design and Management, or CDM2015. These will replace the existing regulations, which were introduced in 2007. Since then there has been an overall decline in work related accidents – but construction stubbornly remains one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. This is at least partly attributable to a lack of understanding of the legislation. The changes to the regulations are therefore largely intended to make them easier to understand.

CDM 2015 is set to come into effect in early April – pending the formality of parliamentary approval – and it is highly advisable that those working in the construction industry – and in particular those in design and management roles – make themselves aware of the details of these regulations before they do so. Both workers and their bosses will thereby benefit; the former through an increased understanding of how to comply with the law and the latter through having a workforce which is able to perform its job more effectively.

Those looking to acquaint themselves with the new rules might be tempted to take look at the draft legislation, which is available on the government’s website. While this is certainly worth glancing at, it is not the best way of getting to grips with the new regulations. Those looking to gain an insight into the spirit of this legislation would benefit from expert tuition.

What Happens on CDM 2015 Awareness?

Fortunately, such tuition is at hand in the form of the CDM 2015 Awareness course, which provides an introduction to the new regulations. The course covers everything the absolute layman needs to achieve a firm understanding of the legislation and is therefore suitable for anyone working in the construction industry – as well as anyone who hopes to do so in the future.

Attendees will be talked through all of the key terminology and will be given clear instruction as to what each specific term means. Abstract concepts will be brought to life with real-world examples.

You will be given clear guidance regarding industry best practice, so that you can obey simple rules of thumb rather than arcane details of the regulations. After all, if you’ve an idea exactly what the law is for, you will find it a great deal easier to follow.

Instruction will also be provided surrounding the various roles and the duties each of them is expected to perform. You will also learn, more generally, the health and safety requirements of construction sites – as well as the specific documentation necessary to prove that those requirements have been met. The course will also furnish its attendees with the confidence necessary to apply their newfound knowledge to day-to-day activities and thereby perform them more effectively.

The course is delivered in an intimate classroom environment, which allows plenty of room for questions and answers. Attendees will benefit from expert instruction from qualified professionals, all of whom have a wealth of experience in health and safety in the construction industry. The instructors will break down the key concepts in the regulations, expounding on what’s important and what isn’t – as well as providing their insights into best practice in the industry and how to minimise the chance that a mishap might occur.

The course recognises the importance of interactivity in learning and information retention and therefore encourages it. This interactivity comes in the form of quizzes and other exercises, along with discussion between staff and students.

Also provided is a comprehensive package of materials, which is specially created. These materials will serve as a valuable aid during the course, but they will also come in useful later, as a reference.

At the conclusion of the course, students will be required to complete a short multiple-choice test.

Upon successful competition of this test, they will receive a certificate proving that the course has been completed.

Where and When Can I Go On the Course?

If all of this sounds appealing, then you should book your place at one of the many locations hosting the event, spread throughout the UK; specifically, they are to take place in:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Central London
  • Darlington
  • Heathrow
  • Wakefield
  • Warrington

For your money, you will receive access to course materials and certification, along with food and drink – in addition, of course, to the experience of the course itself.

Follow-on Course