Category Archives: CDM 2015


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We came across the following snippet on LinkedIn recently and thought it a useful reminder that when assessing ground risk you need to do more than just commission an Envirocheck Report or similar….

“Did you know that many of London’s rivers have been ‘lost’? This can be rather important if you are building a basement. The rivers Fleet, Tyburn, and Westbourne, to name but a few, historically ran through London to the Thames. Many were replaced by combined sewers in the late 19th Century and are no longer seen at surface.”

The river flowing through a basement is quite amusing, especially the fish that seem to be visible!  For more details follow this link  to the original article.



Surepath Consulting is part of Surepath Training, and as part of our quality processes we have recently audited our training course feedback. The headline finding was a 94% excellent / very good rating of all the quantitative feedback received for our courses, with a 2:1 bias to excellent. This superb feedback is something we are very proud of, and it reflects too the emphasis we put on quality in all our consultancy work too! Please contact our Andy Goodwin using the Contacts page if you wish to discuss how we can ensure quality of delivery for all your consultancy, training or mentoring needs.



Though there is a 6 month grace period on existing projects, CDM 2015 takes effect this week for new projects.  The revised Regulations see the demise of the CDM Coordinator whilst placing greater responsibility on Clients.  Clients now need to appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor to fulfill their duties.

Last minute bookings for our half day course on CDM 2015 in Chesterfield on 27 April can still be made, or we have courses running too in Birmingham on 6 May and Leeds on 15 June.  Running from 8.30am to noon to minimise time out of the office, and costing just £125 plus VAT per delegate, the aim of each course is to provide clear information and guidance on the changes and the actions that will be required from Clients, Designers and Contractors to meet the revised Regulations.  Drawing on the latest guidance it will cover typical questions such as:

  • What effect will the removal of the role of CDM Co-ordinator have?
  • Who will take on the new role of Principal Designer?
  • What are the changes in parameters requiring notification of a scheme to the HSE?
  • How do we manage the change in emphasis over competency?
  • What does it mean to the industry now that domestic works are included in the Regulations?

At the end of the course, attendees should be in a position to assess the actions they need to take in order to successfully adopt the changes in the Regulations.

The course is targeted at industry professionals with an understanding of the CDM 2007 and requiring guidance on the changes.  However, it would also form a useful introduction for graduates, architects and builders who may not have had any real experience of the Regulations to date.

For those wishing a fuller introduction to the Regulations, our next one day course running on 7 September may be more suitable.  Alternatively we have an introductory course on health safety and welfare regulations on 8 June.  Both of these full day courses are running in Chesterfield, and each course costs £220 plus VAT per delegate.

If you require any additional information before making a booking on this or any other course, please contact us at  Note too that all courses can be run bespoke for your company if there are sufficient numbers – just contact us by phone (01246 807808) or by using the enquiries email address above for more details.