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Deep Dive Into the CDM Contractor's Role

Deep Dive Into the CDM Contractor's Role


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This course provides an overview of the contractor role under the CDM regulations.

Virtually everyone involved in a construction project has legal duties under CDM 2015. Whatever your role in construction, CDM aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping you to sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish, have the right people for the right job at the right time, cooperate and coordinate your work with others, have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed, communicate this information effectively to those who need to know and consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe who the contractors are and why they are important/ Detail their duties under CDM 2015 during the construction phase
  2. Explain why they need to comply with the directions given to them by the principal designer and the principal contractor.
  3. Explore why they prepare the construction phase plan on sites where they are the only contractor.