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This interactive virtual workshop, supported by Ashview Consultants, will help delegates understand the holistic approach to procurement and design with client engagement. Delegates will learn how to demonstrate good and compliant design through the project Design Risk Management (DRM) process. This includes a combination of teamwork, collation of relevant information, with facilitation and ochestration processes to ensure significant issues and risks are identified and managed during all the design work stages, including during the construction phase.

Using a highly interactive approach, delegates will get the opportunity to discuss the key issues, as they relate to their own experience, and work on real-life scenarios.

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

Booking information

The workshop takes place over two sessions on consecutive days, starting promptly at 9am (UK time), finishing at 12pm. Upcoming dates are: 

  • 24-25 May 2022

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

Please ensure you read the Event Terms and Conditions prior to booking this training course.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 09:00
Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 - 09:00
Including VAT
Including VAT

Event Date & Location

Course overview

By attending the workshop, delegates will understand Design Risk Management on any type of building or infrastructure project within the context of the current CDM 2015 Regulations and Building Regulations, under the forthcoming Building Safety Act.

The programme covers:

  • Theory and principles relating to CDM and Building Regulations (where applicable)
  • Changes and implications
  • Applying a strategic analysis approach to projects
  • Client responsibilities  

Pre-course requirements 

Delegates will be required to familiarise themselves with the Strategy Brief and DRM Toolkit provided in advance and come prepared to day one with a completed Strategy Brief for one of their own projects.


Delegates will be required to apply their learning from day one to their project and report their findings on the second day. The objective of this exercise is to identify significant risks and to either eliminate or control them by good design and provide worthwhile design risk management information for others to implement.

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

Tony Putsman BSc.( Hons), MICE, C.Eng., ICE Health & Safety Register(Advanced)  -  Director,  Xenophon Project Services Limited

A chartered civil engineer  and qualified trainer/coach, Tony developed a keen interest in the 'people' aspect of  Construction whilst working for major contractors including Taylor Woodrow, Kier International  & Jarvis Construction . Since graduating in 1974, he has worked across all the major sectors of the Construction Industry, moving from a hands on, project delivery role into becoming a training and development specialist. He set up his own risk management consultancy (XPS)  in 2002 and has worked with clients in all sectors of the Industry as well as leading professional institutions including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)  and the Institution of Civil Engineers(ICE).

Tony is co-author of ‘- Practical guide to using the CDM Regulations 2015 - Teamwork not Paperwork’ (ICE Publishing) which was published in April 2015 .

He was also lead author of the CONIAC report ‘ CDM 2015 - from Compliance to Consultation & Collaboration’ published April 2019 by the ‘Keeping Pace with Change’ working group, of which he is a member.

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.