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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTRUCTION DESIGN & MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 2007 Introduction The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) came into force on 6th April, 2007. It brings together (and replaces) the Construction (Design and Management) CDM Regulations 1994 (CDM94) and the Construction (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 (CHSW), combining them into a single regulatory package. Construction remains a disproportionately dangerous industry where improvements in health and safety are urgently needed. The improvements require significant and permanent changes in duty holder attitudes and behaviour. Since CDM94 was introduced in 1995, concerns have been raised that their complexity, and the bureaucratic approach of many duty holders, frustrate the Regulations' underlying health and safety objectives. The new CDM2007 offer an opportunity for a step change in health and safety performance and will be used to re-emphasise the health, safety and broader business benefits of a well managed and co-ordinated approach to the management of health and safety in construction. The key aim of CDM2007 is to integrate health and safety into the management of a project and to encourage everyone involved to work together to: Simplify the regulations and improve clarity, making it easier for duty holders to know what is expected of them; Focus on planning and management, with an emphasis on active management and a reduction in bureaucracy; Identify hazards early on, so they can eliminated at the design or planning stage and manage the remaining risks properly; Strengthen the requirements regarding co-ordination and co-operation, particularly between designers and contractors; and Simplify the assessment of organisations' competence. No previous knowledge of CDM 94 or CHSW is assumed and a full explanation of the duties placed on Clients, Designers, Contractors and the new role of the CDM Coordinator, which replaces the Planning Supervisor, will be given. For those requiring an update from CDM 94 the course offers a full refresher with all the Regulations reviewed and the legislative changes highlighted. Programme Synopsis The course will provide the opportunity for each delegate to discuss all aspects of the Regulations and, in particular the: requirements and scope of CDM 2007; duty holders and what is expected of each; duties and role of the CDM Co-ordinator; interactions between the duty holders; scope of the pre-construction information; purpose and status of the construction phase plan; and health and safety file. Duration: One (1) Day Course Code: TSCCDMKR Certification: Training Solutions 2000 Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 July 2008 )

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTRUCTION DESIGN & MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 2007 Introduction The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) came into force on 6th April, 2007. It brings together (and replaces) the Construction (Design and Management) CDM Regulations 1994 (CDM94) and the Construction (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 (CHSW), combining them into a single...

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