CDM Awareness Training Overview

CDM Awareness Training​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to CDM

  • What is Construction, Design, and Management (CDM)?
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Does this Affect You?
  • What are the Legal Duties?
  • What Work is Notifiable?

Module 2: Client Duties

  • Client Duties in Relation to Managing Projects
  • Appointment of the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor
  • Notification
  • Application to Domestic Clients

Module 3: Health and Safety Duties and Roles

  • General Duties
  • Duties of Designers
  • Designs Prepared or Modified Outside Great Britain
  • Duties of a Principal Designer in Relation to Health and Safety at the Pre-Construction Phase
  • Construction Phase Plan and Health and Safety File
  • Duties of a Principal Contractor in Relation to Health and Safety at the Construction Phase
  • Principal Contractor’s Duties to Consult and Engage with Workers

Module 4: General Requirements for all Construction Sites

  • Application
  • Safe Places of Construction Work
  • Good Order and Site Security          
  • Stability of Structures
  • Demolition or Dismantling
  • Explosives
  • Excavations
  • Cofferdams and Caissons
  • Reports of Inspections
  • Energy Distribution Installations
  • Prevention of Drowning
  • Traffic Routes
  • Vehicles
  • Prevention of Risk from Fire, Flooding, or Asphyxiation
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Emergency Routes and Exits
  • Fire Detection and Fire-Fighting
  • Fresh Air
  • Temperature and Weather Protection
  • Lighting

Module 5: General

  • Enforcement in Respect of Fire
  • Review
  • Schedules

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Who should attend this CDM Awareness Training Course?  

The CDM (Construction, Design, and Management) Awareness Training Course is intended for individuals who are or want to be involved in construction projects. This course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including: 

  • Principal Designers 
  • Principal Contractors 
  • Contractors 
  • Health and Safety Professionals 
  • Site Managers and Supervisors 
  • Project Managers 
  • Facility Managers 

Prerequisites of the CDM Awareness Training Course 

There are no formal prerequisites for this CDM Awareness Training Course.

CDM Awareness Training Course Overview

The CDM regulations, or Construction (Design and Management) regulations, are a set of health and safety rules that apply specifically to construction projects. These rules apply to all construction projects, no matter how big or small. This course is designed to help organisations improve health and safety in construction projects, both during the project and for any future work, use, or maintenance of the building or structure. Individuals will gain the ability to eliminate, reduce, or control foreseeable risks that may arise during construction or during the use and maintenance after it has been completed. Holding CDM skills will allow individuals to work on highly paid job posts in various globally recognised enterprises.

In this 1-day Construction Design and Management (CDM) Awareness Training course, delegates will attain in-depth knowledge of the law that applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects. They will understand how to help spot workplace risks and what to do about them. They will learn about making sure health and safety controls are appropriate and increasing the level of commitment to working safely and healthily. Furthermore, delegates will also learn about how clients make suitable arrangements for managing a project, including allocating sufficient time and other resources. Our highly skilled and professional trainer will conduct this training who has years of experience in teaching Health and Safety courses.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand CDM regulations and newly revised CDM regulations (2015)
  • To recognise the consequences of not managing safety within construction and design activities
  • To learn the importance of planning for and designing for health and safety within construction projects
  • To offer guidance on a variety of roles and responsibilities encompassed within the CDM regulations
  • To apply knowledge to a typical CDM project, gained via a workshop-based activity

After attending this training course, delegates will be able to foster a workplace culture of respect and trust that will better understand any health and safety concerns raised. They will also be able to comply with legal health and safety requirements for construction sites.

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What’s included in this CDM Awareness Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • CDM Awareness Training Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led CDM Awareness Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's CDM Awareness Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's CDM Awareness Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led CDM Awareness Training sessions.


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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CDM Awareness Training FAQs

The CDM regulations, or Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, are a set of health and safety rules that apply specifically to construction projects, and these rules apply to all construction projects, no matter how big or small.
There are no formal prerequisites in this Construction Design and Management (CDM) Awareness Training course.
This Construction Design and Management (CDM) Awareness Training course is designed for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge about the set of regulations for managing the health, safety, and welfare of construction projects.
Key responsibilities of the client includes appointing the principal designer, appointing the principal contractor, making suitable arrangements for managing projects, allocating sufficient time and resources, notifying pre-construction information, etc.
The main aim of CDM regulations is to improve health and safety in the construction industry by defining various types of duty holders with varying degrees of responsibility for health and safety on a construction project.
CDM helps in construction by assisting individuals to sensibly plan the work, so the risks involved are managed from start to finish, have the right people for the right job at the right time, cooperate and coordinate their work with others, communicate information effectively to those who need to know, etc.
During this interactive training course, you will learn various concepts such as the law that applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, ensuring health and safety controls are appropriate, increasing the level of commitment to working safely and healthily etc.
The price for CDM Awareness Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for CDM Awareness Training.
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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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