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CDM for Principal Contractors Training Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of the CDM Regulations 

  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Who is Involved?
  • Designers: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Consent

Module 2: Principal Contractor and Contractor Duties

  • Definitions of Contractor
  • Who is a Contractor?
  • Why is a Contractor Important?
  • Duties of Contractors
  • Planning the Work
  • General Requirements for All Sites
  • Minimum Welfare Facilities for Construction Sites
  • Work Involving Particular Risks
  • Principal Contractor Additional Specified Duties
  • Making Clients Aware of Their Duties
  • Site Rules and Induction
  • Domestic Clients

Module 3: Construction Phase Plan

  • What is a Construction Phase Plan?
  • What Does a Construction Phase Plan Contain?
  • Arrangements for Controlling Safety and Health Risks
  • Health and Safety File
  • When is a Construction Phase Plan Required?
  • Who Produces the Construction Phase Plan?

Module 4: Managing Other Contractors

  • Introduction
  • Why Manage Contractors
  • Law
  • Practical Steps for Safe Working

Module 5: Health and Safety File

  • What is the Health and Safety File?
  • Why is a Health and Safety File Required?
  • Who is Responsible for the Health and Safety File, and What are Their Roles?
  • Principal Designer and Contractor
  • When Should the Health and Safety File be Produced?
  • NBS Source
  • Construction Information Service

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Prerequisites  

There are no formal prerequisites for this CDM for Principal Contractors Training course.  

Audience 

This CDM for Principal Contractors Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to play the role of the principal contractor at any level. However, this course is beneficial for subcontractors and main contractors.

CDM for Principal Contractors Training​ Course Overview

The CDM regulations, or Construction (Design and Management) regulations, are the rules for health and safety at workplaces, specifically to construction projects of every scale. It aims to consolidate an organisation's health and safety measures during construction and maintain the building or structure. The principal contractor plays a critical role in managing health and safety during construction phases. This training supports principle contractors by providing them practical guidance to ensure the proper health and safety measures for any existing hazards at construction sites and their appropriate handling. Pursuing this training course will make individuals proficient in ensuring health and safety at workplace practices to lead healthy and productive projects and great career opportunities.

This 1-day CDM for Principal Contractors Training course is designed to improve construction-related health and safety management, manage the risks on site, and focus on effective planning and managing the workplace risk. During this training, delegates will learn various concepts such as CDM regulations, principal contractor and contractor duties, planning the work, construction phase plan, health and safety file, NBS source, roles and responsibilities of designers, etc. Our experienced instructor with years of experience in delivering interactive training courses will conduct this training and help delegates become adept in ensuring proper safety measures for safe working.

They will also learn various concepts such as:

  • Definitions of contractor
  • Site rules and control
  • Duties of contractors
  • Domestic clients
  • Health and Safety file
  • Managing other contractors

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the entire construction phase and ensure the fulfilment of the principal contractor's role in ensuring proper safety measures at work. They will also be able to comply with the duties of a contractor under the CDM regulations.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

CDM regulations, also known as Construction (Design and Management) regulations, define the safety, health, and welfare responsibilities that are legally required for those involved in a construction project.
There are no formal prerequisites for this CDM for Principal Contractors Training course.
This CDM for Principal Contractors Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to play the role of the principal contractor at any level. However, this course is beneficial for subcontractors and main contractors.
CDM regulations aim 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.
Client, principal designer, principal contractor, designers, contractors, etc., are the different duty holders under CDM.
A principal contractor is a contractor with control over the construction phase of a project involving more than one contractor. The principal contractor' responsibilities involve planning, managing, monitoring, and coordinating health and safety measures for the construction phase.
This CDM for Principles Contractors Training will help you learn the various concepts such as CDM regulations, principal contractor and contractor duties, planning the work, construction phase plan, etc. You will also learn about the health and safety file, NBS source, roles and responsibilities of designers, and many more concepts that will help you meet all the regulatory requirements and duties.
The price for CDM for Principal Contractors Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for CDM for Principal Contractors Training.

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