CDM Regulations Training Course

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
CDM Regulations
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 place specific responsibilities on duty holders, including designers and contractors, and make them accountable for the consideration and management of health and safety in construction work. This CDM Regulations course has been designed to provide learners with practical knowledge of key duty holder requirements under the new CDM Regulations.

This online training course will provide practical guidance on how to ensure health and safety in construction and help those working in construction to understand their role (and the role of other stakeholders) so that work can be carried out collaboratively. This course explains the main risks to health and safety in construction and sets out specific requirements for a wide range of topics and hazards under CDM that apply to all construction sites and work.

This course was last audited on: 25th October 2023
  • Written in compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations)
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the main risks to health and safety in construction.
  • Identify the duties and roles of the main duty holders in the CDM Regulations, including clients, principal designers and designers, principal contractors and contractors.
  • Recognise the additional duties placed on clients, principal designers and principal contractors.
  • Recognise the duties placed on those who manage or control construction sites in relation to named and specific activities.

Why should you take this course?

Many construction activities are hazardous, and some can pose serious immediate and long-term risks to health and safety. These risks can cause accidents and ill-health to a wide range of workers and others nearby, with a recent Labour Force survey reporting around 60,000 non-fatal accidents and over 30 fatal accidents occurring annually within the UK construction sector.

Understanding the CDM Regulations is essential to carrying out construction work safely. Key duty holders must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all workers - this includes the prevention and control of risks that may result from any activities involved in the work. Inadequate planning and controls can have significant impacts on organisations and individuals, including injuries, ill health, fatalities, legal proceedings and loss of earnings and reputation.

All those involved in construction work are at risk of causing themselves and others serious injuries and ill health if they improperly carry out activities. All workers must be provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training on their duties to ensure they can carry out their work activities safely. This course will support key duty holders to ensure all those involved in construction have a strong understanding of the associated risks, and an awareness of the controls used to manage them.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to CDM

This module will cover the different types of construction work and the risks and hazards they pose, the main risks to health and safety and the role of the The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

2Key Requirements of CDM - Part 1

This module will cover where CDM applies and the roles and responsibilities of key duty holders, including case studies highlighting their importance.

3Key Requirements of CDM - Part 2

This module will continue to look at the roles and responsibilities of key duty holders, including the importance of ensuring adequate welfare facilities on site.

4Application of CDM

This module will look at the application of Part Four of CDM, along with considerations for working with specific hazards under CDM, such as working near to high voltage power lines, underground services, stability, demolition and dismantling, excavations and flooding and drowning.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course has been designed for anyone who is a key duty holder on a construction project, whether they are the client, the principal contractor, the principal designer, or other contractors. This course offers practical guidance on how these duty holders can fulfil their responsibilities to ensure health and safety in construction.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our CDM Regulations course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations), which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.

Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.

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