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This virtual workshop provides construction and property professionals with a solid understanding of best practice Construction Design Management 2015 (CDM) techniques, how to demonstrate good and compliant design through the Design Risk Management (DRM) process, and the key aspects of the new Building Safety Act and its secondary regulation which is being drafted. The requirements and relationship between both legislations is discussed, along with how compliance with both can be practically achieved. 

Developed following the tragic Grenfell Fire Tower, the Building Safety Act (BSA) has introduced the most dramatic change to building safety in the England (with some provisions that apply to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) in recent years. The Act applies to all buildings, with a particularly stringent focus on those deemed ‘higher-risk’, and apply while buildings are being designed built, refurbished and occupied.

Using a highly interactive approach, delegates will get the opportunity to discuss the key issues, real-life scenarios and their own experiences in the workshop. 

Delegates will be able to apply their learning immediately to current as well as future projects.

NOTE: The detail of the BSA will be issued in secondary legislation over a period of 12 to 18 months and this course will be updated to reflect the most up to date information at the time of delivery.

Delegates will be provided with a ‘DRM Toolkit’ which includes:

  • Strategy Brief
  • Survey Tracker
  • Schedule of Significant Issues
  • Analysis & Options Matrix
  • Health & Safety File
  • Roadmap

In between sessions, delegates will use the toolkit to start to compile information for one of their own projects, with an emphasis on the Strategy Brief. 

Booking information

The workshop takes place over two sessions.

Dates and times

There are currently no scheduled dates and times. If your organisation would like a bespoke course, please get in touch: 

System requirements 

IIRSM uses GoToTraining to deliver online training courses. Find out more about system requirements here. Full information will also be sent with joining instructions. Please note, you will be required to activiate your microphone and camera during the course in order to participate in activities. 



10% discount is automatically applied at checkout for bookings received 3 weeks before course start. 

IIRSM member *early bird* - £179.10 + VAT

IIRSM member - £199 + VAT

Non-member *early bird* - £224.10 + VAT 

Non-member - £249 + VAT

Bookings are made online with a credit or debit card (see below). If you want to register and pay for a group booking please contact us on Please note, you may also request an invoice for group bookings.

If you are an IIRSM member, please log in prior to completing the form below to obtain the discounted member rate.


We offer discounts for five or more bookings from the same organisation. Delegates do not need to register for the same course dates. Please note, this discount cannot be used with any other promotional discounts we may be offering. For more information and to receive the discount, contact us on

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Apply a strategic analysis approach to all projects. 
  • Understand the theory and principles relating to CDM 2015.
  • Identify the key requirements of the new Building Safety Act (BSA).  
  • Understand Design Risk Management (DRM) on infrastructure  and building projects within the context of CDM 2015 and the later regarding the BSA and its secondary legislation.
  • Appreciate how the principles of CDM 2015 can be applied to ensure compliance with both sets of legislation.
How this course links to the Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework

IIRSM's training offering has been mapped to the IIRSM Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework. 

The framework defines the technical and business competences as well as leadership behaviours needed to manage risk in today's challenging climate. It underpins IIRSM's membership structure, and can be used by individuals to identify their strengths and developmental areas and plan their CPD accordingly. 

These courses touch upon the following areas of competence. 


  • Strategy, objectives, policy and procedures 
  • Project/ change management 
  • Stakeholder engagement 


  • Communicating 
  • Collaborative 
  • Systematic 


  • Compliance and legal responsibility 
  • Supplier & partner management 


Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant to:

  • All designers and contractors responsible for the design 
  • Clients and project managers
  • Cost consultants and quantity surveyors
  • Principal contractors 
  • Building, Property and Facilities managers
  • Construction health and safety professionals advising clients and designers.

Those involved in the procurement, design, construction and/or management of high-risk buildings as defined by the BSA will find this course particularly relevant.

Meet the Trainers

Paul Bussey RIBA, RMaPS, FIFireE, FASF - Senior Technical Consultant, Allford, Hall, Monaghan & Morris Ltd. Architects


Paul is an architect with over 40 years of experience of architectural practice in small, medium and large practices in the UK and abroad. Over this period he has developed a specialist technical design expertise in the application of all types of building related legislation and constructional guidance. He is the London representative of the in-house AHMM Technical Consulting team who research current and best practice technical solutions on all projects. 


Paul developed the concept of 'CDM Differently' with the introduction of the 2015 CDM Regulations and is the author of 'CDM 2015 - A Practical Guide for Architechts and Designers', published by RIBA. 

Stephen Coppin (Steve Coppin) MSc, BEng (Hons), FIIRSM, FCIOB, CFIOSH, FaPS, CIWFM, PIEMA, MInstRE

Steve has been proactive with the HSE on best practice initiatives within the construction industry via CONIAC/CONIAN and active on the HSE’s BIM4 Working Group, incl. 4D Planning workshops, including various other professional bodies on the CDM changes and new building fire safety legislation, integrated gateways and worker engagement research reports.

Steve previously contributed to the CDM 2007 ACoP and reviewed as an invited observer on CDM 2015 at CONIAC.

Previously a Director or Head of SHEQ for various large organisations covering utilities, civils, landscaping, stone masonry, facilities management for large real estates such as  BP, Shell, Canal River Trust, MOD etc. ABB on power generation to highway and rail infrastructure. Steve has authored various articles over a long period for APS, RO SPA, IIRSM and IOSH.


IIRSM training experience

Welcoming - it is important to us that you feel relaxed to ensure you enjoy and get the most out of the learning experience.

Expertise - we have passionate trainers who keep up to date with the latest trends.

Engaging - trainers are assessed on quality of delivery and delegate interaction.

Practical - tools and ideas to immediately take back to the workplace.

Networking - great opportunity to meet and learn from delegates with different backgrounds and experiences. 


"The course is a must for duty holders to deepen their understanding of the requirements of CDM 2015 and learn about best practice measure that you can implement with your teams"

James Dean,  Director, JAD Consulting Risk Management

"Thanks for a very well presented, informative, and timely course on the ongoing evolution of CDM in the UK."

Jonathan Edwards, Structural Engineer, Albert Fry Associates