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Incident investigation

Learning objectives:

  • Recognition of what an incident is in law an in practice
  • Understand the importance of learning from incidents
  • Recognise the importance of working as a team to understand root causes
  • Recognise different incident investigation techniques that allow for corrective action

Programme overview:

  1. Session 1 Introduction
  2. Session 2 “An incident occurred” An exploration of what an incident is and how to respond
  3.  Session 3 The law and other drivers for incident investigation approaches
  4.  Session 4 Human error? How and why people behave as they do and where blame fits into the mix
  5.  Session 5 Dealing with blame by regulators and by peers. Why it is a barrier to investigation.
  6. Session 6 Techniques for incident investigation
  7. Session 7 Effective learning and corrective action – people not paperwork.
  8. Session 8 Review and feedback – has this helped? How? What evidence is there eg in ‘Next Steps’ actions?

The delivery style will be by a mixture of conversation and delegate led workshops. The aim is to allow participants to own the output, though they will be guided in the development of this.

Case studies will be used extensively.

Session 8 is important for us all as it is a discussion on how the course could be improved in general and for this client. Are there specifics that it would have been helpful to include, for instance? Should there have been more, or less, time spent on any element of the course? What needs to be the corporate and individual focus as a result?

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Course details

Duration: 4 hours

Venue: In-house at your business location

Your Tutors are a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Senior Defence Lawyer, formerly an HSE Inspector.

CDM2015 for Principal Designers and Designers

Making health and safety work for you.

A one day course for architects, engineers, construction clients, H&S consultants.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force on April 6th this year. They apply to all building and construction work and apply to all members of the team, including the Client. There is no further option to appoint a CDM Coordinator. You can find yourself in breach of this law and facing criminal charges if you do nothing.

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Course details

Time 9.30 till 16.30

Venue Stoke St Gregory Village Hall

Dates available Sept 18th; Oct 2nd; Oct 30th; Nov 13th

Your Tutor is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered H&S Professional with experience in helping businesses to help themselves

Included with the course:

  • Copies of the regulations and guidance
  • Copies of industry guidance
  • Hinkley opportunity preparation advice
  • 3 months free advice/mentoring
  • Membership of the SID local club for one year

CDM2015 for Principal Designers

Safe construction and subsequent operation of anything in the built environment demands the holistic treatment of design provided by an integrated project management approach. Coordinating and leading this with and on behalf of the client are the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor.

Drawing on relevant knowledge and experience of construction professionals and the user / maintainer community during Project Definition is a vital element in ensuring the right solution is specified in each aspect of design. Best practice Project Planning and Control techniques will ensure the whole team are committed to safe and productive working.

This Level 5 module focuses on the leadership of project team members in the conduct of Project Definition, Planning and Control through the preconstruction phase, especially with respect to lifelong project and asset health and safety. This vital leadership role is that of the Principal Designer.

Programme overview

  • Project problems and causes of failure
  • Projects v business as usual and Client whole life requirements
  • Application, notification and managing maintenance
  • Project management roles and responsibilities
  • CDM2015 roles and responsibilities
  • Project Definition: Communicating with stakeholders; drawing on team experience in determining needs and managing expectations, setting objectives, specifying Scope and Constraints
  • CDM2015 The Client, PD, PC leadership team activities
  • Techniques for risk identification, analysis and response
  • Project Planning: Involving the team to establish targets, roles and responsibilities for safety, quality, time, cost and resource. Dealing with complexity
  • Project Control: Monitoring and managing team members’ performance throughout the project and delivering stakeholder assurance. The PD assisting the Client. Assurance and feedback.
  • Project handover and learning lessons for the future. The H&S File. Learning from challenges. Communicating for the future.

Pre-course requirements

Knowledge and experience of the design process and practical project delivery. Tutors and courses will take account of project complexity, sector and size in course organisation process

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Course details

Course length: 1 day

Included with the course:

  • Copies of the regulations and guidance
  • Copies of industry guidance
  • Hinkley opportunity preparation advice
  • 3 months free advice/mentoring
  • Membership of the SID local club for one year

CDM2015 for Designers

Designers have struggled to understand how to interpret their legal and professional duty to design elegant solutions within commercial constraints and to comply with health and safety law while they do so. This course shows how to manage the challenge in a range of practical ways that can deliver lifelong value to clients and asset operators.

You may prefer the two day project focussed option that allows you to access high level consultancy to help your team apply the approaches learnt on the course on a live project. See the CDM2015 Designer Mentoring.

Programme overview

  • The designer as the client’s key advisor
  • The designers as part of a team and a project process
  • Review of the legal framework
  • What designers have to do for health and safety
  • What designers do not have to do
  • Key decision points and the RIBA plan of work
  • Designers as facilitators of easier, cheaper, safer lifelong asset management
  • Design taking account of the existing site
  • Design for alteration work
  • Design and new build
  • Temporary works
  • Moving towards BIM
  • Using management systems to support assurance

What you will learn:

  • The importance of understanding your position in the team and how to add value for Clients.
  • Different approaches to managing risk through design.
  • How to be confident that you have delivered what is required of you by the law without compromising creative and sustainable assets.

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Course details

Course length: 1 day
See also CDM2015 Designer Mentoring

Price and venue on application

Included with the course:

  • Copies of the regulations and guidance
  • Copies of industry guidance
  • Hinkley opportunity preparation advice
  • 3 months free advice/mentoring
  • Membership of the SID local club for one year

CDM2015 Designer Mentoring

This course recognises that it can be difficult to take the ideas of a training course into practical projects. Using the delegates own projects as case study base material where appropriate the basic course CDM2015 for Designers is the first stage.

The second day is a week or so later (by arrangement) and involves a workshop session based on a current real project in which delegates are involved. It is particularly helpful for in house teams or project design teams who may have disparate approaches to hazard and risk management through design.

Programme overview

  • Day 1 is CDM2015 for Designers possibly with some bespoke amendments.
  • Day 2 is a workshop where additional material and case studies are presented, delegates complex questions and solutions discussed and the objective is to agree a team approach to project design that will work in practice on projects.

What you will learn:

  • That designing for health and safety is complex but creative
  • That health and safety must be considered at every stage of the project to leverage the greatest benefits
  • That effective communication is key
  • That enquiry to achieve clarity is almost always helpful
  • That there is no “right” answer in almost every case
  • That designers necessarily design in hazards but can assist in onward management of these

Pre-course requirements

Practical experience of design at some level. This course is flexible so will respond to delegate capability.

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Course details

Course length: 2 days over 2 weeks
See also CDM2015 Designers

Price and venue on application

Included with the course:

  • Copies of the regulations and guidance
  • Copies of industry guidance
  • Hinkley opportunity preparation advice
  • 3 months free advice/mentoring
  • Membership of the SID local club for one year