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

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

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