Focus – To support local businesses in the construction sector with CDM 2015 compliance.
Aim – To raise awareness of CDM 2015 requirements by using practical solutions.
Delegate Number – 12
Venue – Village Hotel Swansea
Of concern was that on a daily basis, I frequently experienced construction workers with little or no concept of their legal responsibilities under the revised CDM regulations, which came into force on the 6th April, 2015. Furthermore, there continues to be regular published prosecutions released by the HSE for the construction sector, which are sure to rise with compliance now extended to domestic projects. As a result it was a priority for us to develop a course for construction workers intended to support them through the transition.
Around 70% of fatalities in the construction industry occur on small sites – those with fewer than 15 workers.
The CDM regulations are undergoing a significant change. For instance, new requirements are placed on companies working on domestic properties, meaning hundreds of small/medium sized companies will be affected. To support this, we have designed a one day highly interactive workshop to clarify the requirements of the new regulations and provide guidance to construction companies on legislation compliance. Topics will include:-
- Overview and Application of the regulations general requirements;
- Duty holders and their responsibilities;
- Vetting Contractors;
- Planning, managing and monitoring construction work;
- Construction phase plan content and requirements;
- Contractor and worker engagement;
- Health and safety file content and requirements.
Delegates were provided with an overview of CDM and the drivers that initiated the changes which opened up an informative group discussion.
Delegates were informed of the duty holders and their responsibilities, and thereafter challenged of their understanding by apportioning roles and responsibilities to a project case study scenario.
The delegates found it useful working with their peers on the interactive aspects of the course. Such activities included vetting contractors using PAS 2013 process, completing construction phase plans with scenarios of differing scale and complexity, and the requirements of the health and safety file.
Knowledge was tested at the end by using formative interactive quiz.
What Did Our Clients Think ?
“ I only came on the course because a friend of mine who is also a contractor has been prosecuted by the HSE and am so glad I did! I have had an eye opener as to what my legal responsibilities are. I haven’t been on a course for a while so was a bit nervous. That was soon put to rest as the Trainer was very friendly and explained things in a way that made it easy to understand. I really enjoyed working with other contractors on the practical tasks, it was great to share experiences, and this made the course even more enjoyable. I have started using the CITB Wiazard App to complete construction phase plans, and I love it! It really helps you to structure the construction phase with little disruption to works. I would strongly recommend this course to any contractor. I will be telling the ones I know about it”.