Other courses

Construction Design and Management (CDM) course 

Course overview
: The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. For the first time work in domestic dwellings comes fully under the remit of CDM. One of the main changes the new regulations bring is that for the first time any construction work, whether it’s a new bathroom fit out or an extension, will need a written construction phase plan. In addition, there is a duty to ensure all persons involved in the construction work have the right skills, knowledge, training and experience.
To help the HIA sector understand and adhere to the new regulations, the training will provide delegates with sufficient information on their roles and responsibilities, so that by the end of the course they will be able to carry them out effectively.

Who should attend: These courses are aimed at Technical officers/surveyors who are responsible for the design and oversight of the building work.


Disabled Facilities Grants (Test of Resources & Law)

Course overview
: This course will look at some of the law & policy issues in administering DFG, and an update/refresher on the means-test
The morning session will look at legislation relating to grants and bring it together with guidance from the DCLG and case law from broader social security law.
In the afternoon session this course will look at the means-test (TOR) and provide an update or “refresher”.

Who should attend: The course is suitable for those with an interest in these areas of policy and administration, either as front-line practitioners or as manager. This is not suitable for those with limited experience in this area.
If you are interested in an introduction to means testing for DFG’s (beginner), Means testing for Housing Grants (intermediate) and Means testing for DFG’s (advanced), please register your interest.
Note: these can only be run if numbers and venue allow. We will also organise ‘in-house’ sessions for those who can make up the numbers.


Asbestos Awareness Training

Course overview
: Asbestos awareness training is a legal requirement essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos. This will include anyone who may inadvertently disturb asbestos containing materials during any phase of building maintenance or refurbishment works; regardless of the activity frequency.
This course meets the requirements of the syllabus set out in Approved Code of Practice L143 Paragraph 126
Training, Supervision and information can allow asbestos containing materials to be managed safely and will limit the potential risk of exposure to asbestos.

Who should attend: Technical Officer, Surveyors, General Maintenance Staff, Construction & Demolition Workers, Contractors and Handyperson.

This normally runs as a half day course, this means we can run an AM/PM course in a venue that will hold fifteen delegates in each session.

A more intensive training is also available for handypersons to allow them carry out non-licensed asbestos removal. Please contact us for details.

Get in touch

If you are interested in any of the above courses, whether it is run on your premises as a in-house course or it is organised as an open course, further details can be supplied on request. Please contact us at info@foundations.uk.com with your choice of course and the number of delegates wishing to attend.