January 17, 2022

Alcumus introduces APS accredited CDM training

Alcumus, the UK’s leading compliance and risk management business, has launched two new Association for Project Safety (APS) accredited courses offering businesses greater legal understanding and practical guidance on The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.

Construction remains the most dangerous industry to work in with 80,000 workers suffering from work-related ill health each year in Great Britain[1]. In order to better protect construction workers, CDM 2015 should be applied to all construction projects and aims to improve health, safety and welfare[2].

CDM 2015 came into force in April 2015, replacing the pre-existent 2007 regulation. The CDM 2015 delivered some key changes to the 2007 regulation, including organisations or contractors having more duties and liabilities, the creation of a principal designer role to manage a project’s health and safety rather than outsourcing, and changes to the criteria for notifying the Health and Safety Executive.

Despite its launch in 2015, there is still some confusion around the interpretation of the regulation today, including where certain roles and responsibilities lie. Providing the solution, Alcumus has been independently assessed and approved by APS to deliver CDM training. APS is a leading professional institution within construction health and safety risk management and plays a key role in helping the industry meet the challenges of implementing CDM 2015.

Simon Jones, Technical Director HSE at Alcumus says: “We’ve found that CDM changes are still causing confusion. We want to make sure that our customers are well informed about the revised regulations so that they can reduce and manage risks on their construction projects. As a result, we are introducing two new APS approved courses, which, with the support and advice from our in-house construction experts, will ensure our clients are fully conversant with the requirements and appropriate control strategies.”

Alcumus’ courses cover the legal and practical implications for duty holders under the CDM 2015 and allow for a greater understanding of the regulation and the various roles and responsibilities to comply with.

For more information about Alcumus and its CDM 2015 training and consultancy courses, please visit https://www.alcumusgroup.com/aps-accredited-cdm-courses

[1] LFS: Labour Force Survey (annual average estimates in 2014/15-2016/17). Illness estimates include both new and longstanding cases
[2] Managing health and safety in construction. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/l153.pdf