As part of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) Continuing Professional Development Programme a one day seminar took place at Northwood Golf Club to update UK members, and those who work in the UK, on the revisions to the CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations, which came into effect in April 2015.
The aim of the Regulations is to improve health and safety during a project’s construction and also its maintenance and use thereafter. Health and safety must be considered throughout the design process and the management of health and safety coordinated through construction and beyond.
The seminar was presented by Colin Moore, a consultant Landscape Architect and advisor to the Landscape Institute on contracts and CDM related issues. Colin tailored the seminar to the golf industry and outlined the differences between the 2007 and 2015 Regulations.
He covered a wide range of topics, including:
- An introduction to Health and Safety
- The background to 2015 CDM revisions
- The duties of Clients, Designers, Principal Designers and Principal Contractors
- Pre-construction Health and Safety information
- Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan
- The Health and Safety File
- Contracts and CDM 2015
Nineteen members and Industry Partners attended the seminar, which was organised by Marc Westenborg and the Institute’s CPD committee, and were awarded attendance certificates after the event.