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Safety in Building Services Design

"Great course and Richard was a great and knowledgeable presenter" Kevin Boniface, Manager, Sustain
"CDM regulation requirements and how to best comply was particularly helpful" Walter Stevens, Engineer, Scotch Partners

This one-day course provides guidance in designing for health and safety in the space planning of building services with respect to operation, maintenance and plant replacement.

Designers have an obligation to understand the likely installation and maintenance work required in the buildings they design. In addition, there needs to be an awareness of the legislative requirements that a design may impose on the installer and end user. A design solution can often impose additional legal responsibilities, particularly in undertaking associated operation and maintenance activities.

This course provides an understanding of the relationship between building services design and maintenance operations and outlines relevant key legislation and guidance in the management and communication of risk.

The course will also provide an introduction to the CDM Regulations of 2015.

Book online

There is no course currently scheduled, please contact the training manager to register your interest for the next course, or to discuss our in company training.

Who should attend

The course is intended for professionals involved in the design of building services but is equally relevant to contractors and other professionals within the industry. Young engineers in particular would benefit from the course.


This course aims to:

  • provide delegates with an understanding and awareness in designing for health and safety with respect to building services engineering
  • influence behaviour towards health and safety
  • provide an understanding of the relationship between building services design and maintenance operations
  • provide an understanding of relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practice and guidance relevant to building services engineering
  • provide specific guidance in the management of hazard and risk and the communication of risk
  • identify discipline-specific considerations in designing for safety

Content and timings

  • Understanding health and safety legislation
  • Hazards and risks
  • Design approach in designing for safety
  • Access systems and space requirements
  • Understanding maintenance requirements
  • Communication and communicating risk information

Registration commences at 9.00am and the course will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are included.


On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand specific considerations with respect to designing for safety for building services
  • challenge designs in relation to health and safety in the design, construction and operations of building services so as to improve performance
  • understand relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practice and guidance
  • understand the management of hazard and risk together with control strategies
  • locate information relating to health and safety in the design process
  • understand the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively
  • understand the importance of communication and information provision in the design process


Delegates will be provided with copy of all the material presented, a BSRIA CPD certificate, and a copy of the BSRIA publication BG55/2014 Safety in Building Services Design.


Richard Tudor
Richard Tudor is a Senior Technical Director at WSP and has been an integral part of the WSP Group Technical Centre for over 14 years. His responsibilities include technical quality, specification development, technical knowledge management, delivering training, designing for safety, providing technical support, and improving project delivery. Read Richard's full profile.

In-company training

This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote, contact training manager Mike Lee

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