CDM2015 - A Practical Guide for Designers and Practice Managers


This course introduces construction health and safety (H&S) law in context, how to prepare practice policies, and CDM2015.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Recognise the elegant simplicity of H&S and how to be compliant with statutory duties
  • Prepare practice policies that comply with legal requirements and pre-qualification assessment schemes
  • Recognise CDM2015 key duties and responsibilities and how to discharge Designer and Principal Designer duties


Liz Bennett is a chartered civil engineer and chartered H&S professional. She learned her H&S skills with Costain on sites across the UK and has worked as Head of H&S for Atkins. Latterly, she has been an independent consultant and interim manager working on contracts for Essex County Council, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Environment Agency. Liz now works with the University of the West of England and many academic, regulatory and industry partners on web-based H&S capability maturity indices for design practices. She has taught in schools and has been a Visiting Fellow at Aston University and an External Examiner at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Intended for

Any practising designer, design manager, practice manager or academic teacher of these groups. It is as relevant to architects and civil/building services engineers as it is to structural engineers.

Entry criteria

None, although a basic knowledge of the industry gained through practical experience would be useful.

Event Information

Eventbrite - CDM2015 a practical guide for designers and practice managers

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Liz Bennett

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