New and Unique Health & Safety Approved Course Shortlisted For An Award

Nattasha Freeman
A unique new course, focusing on the change in CDM 2015 Regulations and Dutyholders was launched in our Birmingham office in April this year.

The course entitled “Principal Designer: Design Risk Management”, was produced in response to Clients who were asking for a course which did more than touch on awareness. If challenged by the HSE they want to be able to demonstrate that they are not only aware of their responsibilities, but of how they can discharge them to meet statutory compliance. The approved code of practice which accompanied the old regulations has disappeared so it is the industry, which is in practice, demonstrating what "good" looks like. Clients have an opportunity to raise standards within the industry and are seizing it.

The Faithful+Gould Health and Safety Team put together the course content mindful that Clients needed worked examples within the bespoke workbook so they could more easily apply the principles behind the legislation. The interactive course employs break out sessions, team exercises and an exam at the end so that comprehension can be mapped and delivery of the details recorded. There is plenty of opportunity for attendees to share actual problems and problem solve amongst professionals who hold the same responsibility. The course is the only IOSH approved course on the subject and accreditation raises the profile of the course because of IOSH’s stringent checks around course and examination detail.

The interactive course employs break out sessions, team exercises and an exam at the end so that comprehension can be mapped and delivery of the details recorded.

A delegate who attended the first course session said: "I learnt so much during this 3 day course and the content was incredibly interesting. It was very informative and great to hear different experiences from the presenters and participants. The activities and group tasks throughout the course greatly assisted in the learning process."

Now the new course has been shortlisted by the Association of Project Safety, in the health and safety innovation category, with the award ceremony taking place on 19 October.

Faithful+Gould submitted the entry as they believe that they can help Clients realise, through the course, the opportunity for influence they have on raising the industry standards through leadership: knowledge is power. The regulation change was all about getting the Clients to take control so to do that effectively they need to know what Dutyholders and others do within their Team, not just be aware of their own vulnerability and liability.

Further courses are scheduled for the Autumn being hosted across the UK, if you are interested in finding out more please contact Paul Whitney via his profile below.

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