HEALTH AND SAFETY
CDM 2007: Understanding and achieving current best practice
This course provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2007 and how these should be implemented in practice. The Regulations will be put in context with other key health and safety legislation. The Presenter will set out clearly the roles and responsibilities of the principal duty holders and explore with the delegates how these roles may vary on different types of project and procurement routes. The course will examine the content and appropriate level of information that should be included in the Pre-Construction Information and the Construction Phase Plan. The Presenter will discuss best practice in implementing CDM through the new 2007 Regulations and Approved Code of Practice and delegates will explore what constitutes an effective design risk assessment and how to assess competence under the new core criteria.
This course is appropriate for anyone involved in construction projects or activities (including building maintenance work). The course is equally appropriate to those with no prior knowledge of the Regulations or those looking for a refresher on current best practice.
- Registration and Coffee
Overview of Health and Safety Law and Liabilities
- Why manage Health and Safety
- The costs of Accidents
- Construction Industry Statistics
- Why CDM?
- Health and Safety Culture in the Construction Industry
Health and Safety Law in Construction
- Criminal and Civil Law
- Enforcement and Prosecution
- Compliance - how far do we go?
- Statutory duties
Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2007
- Framework of Relevant Legislation
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
- Work at Height Regulations 2005
- Who is responsible for the risks created by construction work?
- Shared Workplaces/Shared Responsibilities
- Control of Contractors - Importance of Contract Law
Risk Assessment in Construction
- Scope - What is construction?
- Application - When do they apply?
- The CDM Management System
- Duty holders (Client, Designer, CDM Co-ordinator, Principal Contractor, Contractor)
- Documents (HSE Notification, Pre Construction Information, H&S File)
- Management Process
- The 2007 Approved Code of Practice
Risk Assessment Exercise
- Principles of Risk Assessment
- Loss Prevention/Hazard Management
- What is a suitable risk assessment
- Design vs Construction Risk Assessment
- The Client is a Designer?
- Whose risk is it?
Best Practice - Key Issues in the CDM Process
- Understanding the principles of design risk assessment
- Identifying Hazards under the control of Clients and Designers
- Quantifying the risk?
Questions and Discussion
- Dutyholder roles
- Project Health and Safety Management Systems
- Health and Safety Goals for the Project
- Assessing Health and Safety Competence and Resources
- Pre-Construction Information
- Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans
- Construction Health, Safety & Welfare
- The Health and Safety File