CDM 2015: practical application for architects

Organiser: RIBA NW
Location: St James' Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester

The proposed changes to the CDM Regulations are expected in April 2015. They introduce significant changes to the existing legislation and will impact on every construction project.

The proposal sees the removal of the CDM Coordinator and the introduction of a new duty holder called the 'principal designer' who will be responsible for the coordination of health and safety matters. They also propose to place statutory health and safety duties on domestic clients for the first time and change the criteria for notification to the enforcement authority.

This session will:

  • Demystify the new legislation
  • Discuss the role of the designer and the new 'principal designer'
  • Consider the design coordination and safety
  • Clarify the process of design risk management
  • Provide practical guidance on compliance
  • Discuss options to integrate CDM into the RIBA Plan of Work

Speaker: Owen Griffiths, Total CDM Solutions Ltd

Owen established Total CDM Solutions in 1999, specialising in construction health and safety management and effective implementation of CDM. Since 2002 Owen has been providing CDM training as part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network. A firm believer in the benefits of the CDM regulations, he focuses on proportionate and practical application and the integration of health and safety into the holistic design risk management process. His most prestigious project is arguably as CDM Coordinator on the London 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre. He is also the author of two publications on the previous CDM Regulations.

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