APS Accredited “Management of Pre-Construction Health and Safety (2015)” course


This two day course is aimed at all Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) duty holders and those involved in construction planning, design and management. It has been developed to guide you through the regulatory requirements and practical implementation of CDM2015. The course is accredited by the Association for Project Safety (APS) and assessed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


The course has been designed for Clients, Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors on how they can ensure compliance with CDM2015 in the pre-construction phase of a construction project. It is also aimed at CDM Advisors, Project Managers, Facilities Managers and any other construction professionals that have a duty to comply with CDM2015.


The course covers the implications for all duty holders in discharging their duties and includes the historical background for changes. It considers the expectations of the HSE in what they hope to achieve and provides detailed analysis for applying CDM2015 referencing the HSE’s accompanying L-Series Guidance and the associated HSE-CITB industry guidance documents. You will have an insight into the intentions and implications of CDM2015 for duty holders in the pre-construction phase and the detailed requirements for discharging health and safety co-ordination duties. It also includes guidance for construction safety professionals on how they can utilise their skills, knowledge and experience to advise and assist CDM2015 duty holders.


The training includes the process and procedures for carrying out Design Risk Management and how duty holders can achieve compliance with CDM2015 for planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating matters relating to health and safety in the pre-construction phase. Emphasis is placed on understanding the general principles of prevention (PoP) and how they can be applied to DRM.


Butler and Young Training as a RIBA assessed CPD provider and APS accredited training provider will ensure their experience is incorporated into this approved training course. Wherever possible and appropriate, practical examples are used to emphasise knowledge learning.


The content includes:


  • Introduction and Legislation
  • The CDM 2015 Regulations
  • Pre-Construction Design Risks
  • Pre-Construction Compliance
  • Design Risk Management
  • CDM Compliance and Commercial Process
  • Personal Study, Class Participation and Formal Testing


We currently have the following courses scheduled:


  • 15-16 March 2017 London Gatwick
  • 5-6 April 2017 Manchester
  • 4-5 May 2017 Birmingham
  • 7-8 June 2017 Cardiff
  • 12-13 July 2017 London Central
  • 19-20 July 2017 Belfast
  • 23-24 Aug 2017 Glasgow
  • 6-7 Sept 2017 Leeds
  • 27-28 Sept 2017 Exeter
  • 25-26 Oct 2017 Birmingham
  • 15-16 Nov 2017 Newcastle
  • 13-14 Dec 2017 London Gatwick


The cost of the 2 day course “The Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety” is £575.00  + VAT.  Please note that the courses will be run from 08.30 – 17.30 each day.  Registration on Day one will commence at 8.00am.


From APS – Membership Exemptions for IMaPS:


“An individual who successfully completes the accredited course in The Management of Pre-construction Health and Safety may claim points as allocated in the Qualifications and Experience table towards meeting full membership of APS. An individual who meets the above criteria will also be exempt from sitting the Examination for admission to APS membership for a period of three months from the date on which APS issues a certificate confirming successful completion of the accredited course. A copy of the certificate must be included with an application”.  There is a requirement for pre and post course learning to meet the full APS requirements of membership.


For more information about the various APS membership options, please visit their website at:  http://www.aps.org.uk/membership/becoming-individual-member


For more information, email marian.allcott@byl.co.uk or telephone the training office on 02380 580035.

Two Day Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety course Booking Form


APS Accredited One Day “Introduction to the Principal Designer Role”



This one day course, prepared by Butler and Young Training, is exactly as the title suggests, an introduction to the PD role.  It has been designed to explain what the Principal Designer must and should do and is aimed at those taking on the Principal Designer role whilst employing a CDM Advisor to assist them to discharge their duties.


It is based on material from our APS Accredited Course in “The Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety” which has also been assessed by RIBA. This course aims to provide knowledge of the functions of a Principal Designer for medium and large projects and also for those designers taking on the Principal Designer role for smaller, less complicated, projects. It does not go into the detail of the Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety course but will provide an insight into the duty holder requirements for compliance with CDM 2015.


For those who wish to join the APS, an individual who successfully completes an “Introduction to Principal Designer Role” course may claim points as allocated in the Qualifications and Experience table towards membership of APS. A copy of the certificate must be included with an application.


The introduction course content will include:


  • Introduction and Legislation
  • The Regulations – CDM 2015 and Duties
  • Risk Assessment, Health and Safety Compliance and Design Risk Management


We currently have the following courses scheduled:

  • 22 March 2017          Birmingham
  • 5 April 2017               Glasgow
  • 10 May 2017              London Central
  • 20 June 2017              Newcastle
  • 4 July 2017                  Exeter
  • 2 August 2017            London Gatwick
  • 12 September 2017  Peterborough
  • 4 October 2017          Manchester
  • 22 November 2017   Bristol
  • 6 December 2017      London Central


The cost of the 1 day course “Introduction to the Principal Designer Role” is £295.00  + VAT.

One Day Introduction to the Principal Designer Role course Booking Form

For more information, email marian.allcott@byl.co.uk or telephone the training office on 02380 580035.