How NVQs can provide access to work through compliance with CDM Regulations 2015
What are CDM Regulations?
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
How does this affect individuals in the Construction industry?
The CDM regulations 2015 state that it is the duty of the contractor to ensure that “A contractor must not employ or appoint a person to work on a construction site unless that person has, or is in the process of obtaining, the necessary skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out the tasks allocated to that person in a manner that secures the health and safety of any person working on the construction site.”
How can individuals help employers demonstrate compliance with CDM Regulations?
Individuals can help employers demonstrate compliance to CDM Regulations and increase their own work opportunities by gaining the relevant NVQ appropriate to their occupational role.
Why is an NVQ the best solution?
NVQs provide proof that an individual has both the knowledge and technical ability to carry out a job role in the work place to a recognised industry standard or benchmark.
NVQs lead to CSCS and CPCS Cards. Higher level NVQs lead to professional status with CIOB and RICS, which are both considered to be benchmarks of competence.
What NVQs are appropriate to the role of Principal Designer? (CDM Regulations)
Following the introduction of CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations in 2015, the HSE has set out the responsibilities of the ‘Principal Designer’ role, who is an individual appointed by the client to control the pre-construction phase of a project involving multiple contractors.
CADUK offer the following NVQ’s that have been identified as suitable to develop the desired characteristics for the role of Principal Designer, as specified by HSE.
Where can I find more information about NVQs?
If you have any questions about NVQs relating to the role of Principal Designer please give us a call on (01952) 292 005 or send us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you.