The CDM Regulations – The Client

The CDM Regulations – The Client

ETD’s CDM Training Course will help Clients fulfil their duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

The CDM Regulations place specific responsibilities on every person involved in a construction project, including the Client, Principal Designer, Designers, Principal Contractor and other Contractors. This online CDM course focuses on the Client’s role and responsibilities under these regulations. The Client may be a person or an organisation. Either way, they are the party who has arranged for the construction work to take place – the person who commissions the design and construction. This has nothing to do with the party that funds the project. Clients have responsibility for the success of a construction project, which is why they must be familiar with the relevant legislation. This CDM training will help you understand the law surrounding the Client’s role. You’ll work through a simple outline of the legislation, important definitions, applications and duty holder responsibilities.

What does the course cover?

  • Who is the Client?
  • What the CDM Regulations says.
  • The Clients Responsibilities for the project management arrangements.
  • Project Management Arrangements.

Training Outcomes

  • Who the ‘Client’ is
  • The Client’s responsibilities
  • Project management arrangements
  • Client obligations under the CDM Regulations 2015
  • How to make effective management arrangements to ensure compliance
  • Requirements for the Health and Safety File
  • Understand key roles within CDM 2015


  • Welcome to your CDM Training – the Client
  • Introduction to the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 – the Client
  • Duties and responsibilities of the Client
  • Definitions
  • Summary and final exam

Test & Certification

At the end of the CDM training, you will be given a 20-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for three years.


The online CDM training will take approximately 40 minutes to complete, excluding the final exam.

Complete your online CDM training from anywhere at any time, whether at home or in the workplace.