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CDM Regulations (05.03.2020)

CDM Regulations (05.03.2020)

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This one-day course aims to provide delegates with a full understanding of the CDM 2015 Regulations and how they have changed since 2007 with particular regard to garden designs and construction projects. 

The day will increase your knowledge of where the regulations do and do not apply to garden design works and landscaping schemes and the difference between projects that are notifiable to the HSE and those that aren’t. 

You will learn what the legal duties of designers and contractors, plus the other duty holders, are under the Regulations and how to comply with your duties in a proportionate and practical way for differing types of project, together with gaining an understanding of the paperwork that is required, but more importantly the paperwork that isn’t required! 

We will look at the difference between domestic and commercial projects and the extra duties that can be placed upon designers and contractors in the domestic situation. 

The course is presented in PowerPoint style with delegate quizzes and tasks, together with discussion session to allow detailed questioning and sharing of experiences. 

At the end of the day you should be fully aware of what you are required to do as a designer or contractor of both domestic and commercial projects plus you will have gained an appreciation that CDM2015 is not a bureaucratic exercise requiring mountains of paperwork. 

Target audience: This course is suitable for practicing garden designers, not students. The course is limited to 20 delegates. 

Items to bring: You will be given a delegate workbook but please bring a pen and your preferred form of note-taking 

Refreshments: Teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided in the breaks. Lunch can be purchased from the Beth Chatto café or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. 

The gardens:  Attendees have permission to view the Beth Chatto Gardens before the course commences


Colchester Bus Station is to the east of Colchester in Osborne Street and Stanwell Street. From the High Street turn right down Queen Street opposite Colchester Castle, then bear right at the bottom of Queen Street into Osborne Street. The bus station is on the left.           

There are a number of travel companies operating buses that stop at Elmstead Market so we recommend checking the 'Bus Times' website before travelling.  Please see the links below for each service:  

76 - Clacton - Gt Bentley - Frating - Univ Of Essex - Colchester -

77 - Colchester - Elmstead Market - Frating - Aingers Green (St Osyth) -

78D - Frating - Elmstead Market - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Brightlingsea -

97 - Colchester - Essex Univ - Weeley - Clacton - Walton On The Naze -

X15 - Colchester - University Of Essex - Wix - Gt Oakley - Harwich -

X76 - Colchester - Univ Of Essex - Weeley - Clacton - Jaywick -


Colchester has two train stations, North Station and Colchester Town.  Colchester Town station is in the centre of town and near the bus station.  North Station is over a mile north of the town centre and would require another bus to reach the town centre but does have a taxi rank just outside if you would prefer to continue your journey by car. Regular trains to North  Station run from London Liverpool Street, Ipswich, Clacton on Sea and Norwich. Trains to Colchester Town are less frequent and may require you to change at North Station. Journey time to Colchester Town from London Liverpool Street is approximately 90 minutes. 

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