PROJECT SUPERVISOR CONSTRUCTION STAGE

The Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 place legal duties on Clients, Designers and Project Supervisors to plan, manage and monitor construction work to as to effectively reduce risk. Cleary Safety Consulting can assist in many ways to ensure that your construction project is legally compliant and managed safely.

Regulatory duties can be onerous, challenging and time consuming. Cleary Safety Consulting can support you throughout the project – work may include all or just some of the following. The first step is to call us for a no obligation chat about your project on 089-4562488

Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, the client must appoint, in writing before the construction stage starts, a project supervisor for construction stage (PSCS) who has adequate training, knowledge, experience, and resources. The appointment must be made before the start of any construction work if:

The work involves more than 1 contractor

There is a particular risk involved in the project

The work will last more than 30 days or 500 person days

OUR SUPPORT SERVICES

Client Project Support

  • Early stage design meeting / visit to site

  • Advising on the appointment of your Project Supervisors & Designers

  • Notifying the HSA of your project (required by SI 291 2013 for some projects)

  • Reviewing preliminary & construction safety plans produced by the project supervisors

  • Monitoring visits to site during the construction phase 

  • Attendance at site meetings

  • Provide support in areas such as safety file coordination, management of residual risks and temporary works best practice

  • PSDP, PSCS and Project Safety training for client teams

PSDP

  • Early stage design safety coordination

  • Advising on production of design risk assessments and the risk register 

  • Liasing with the client to collate existing safety file information

  • Prequalifcation of designers and PSCS

  • Attendance at site meetings

  • Providing a template for the Health & Safety File and review before handover to the client

  • Development of the preliminary safety & health plan

  • Temporary works coordination

PSCS

  • Prequalification of contractors

  • Attendance at site meetings

  • Coordination of handover safety file information for inclusion in the final safety file for the client

  • Development of the construction safety & health plan

  • Temporary works coordination

  • Method statement and risk assessment reviews

  • Site inductions

  • Training coordination

  • Incident investigations

  • Site safety inspections

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE PSCS?

co-ordinate the identification of hazards, the elimination of the hazards or the reduction of risks during construction;

1.

co-ordinate the implementation of the construction regulations by contractors

3.

co-ordinate the reporting of accidents to the Authority

5.

provide information to the site safety representative

7.

co-ordinate arrangements to ensure that craft, general construction workers and security workers have a Safety Awareness card, e.g. Safe Pass and a Construction Skills card where required

9.

appoint a safety adviser where there are more than 100 on site

11.

monitor the compliance of contractors and others and take corrective action where necessary

13.

develop the safety and health plan initially prepared by the PSDP before construction commences

2.

organise co-operation between contractors and the provision of information

4.

co-ordinate the checking of safe working procedures

6.

co-ordinate the checking of safe working procedures

8.

co-ordinate the appointment of a site safety representative where there are more than 20 persons on site

10.

provide all necessary safety file information to the PSDP

12.

notify the Authority and the client of non-compliance with written directions issued.

14.

DO I NEED A PDSP/PSCS FOR MY PROJECT?
How many Contractors will be involved in the Project?
Will there be a particular risk involved in the project?
Will the works take longer than 30 working days to complete?

WHY IS A PSDP REQUIRED?

Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, the client must appoint, in writing before design work starts, a project supervisor for the design process (PSDP) who has adequate training, knowledge, experience, and resources. The appointment must be made before the start of any design work if:

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The work involves more than 1 contractor

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There is a particular risk involved in the project

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The work will last more than 30 days or 500 person days

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE PSDP?

Identify hazards arising from the design or from the technical, organisational, planning or time related aspects of the project;

1.

Communicate necessary control measure, design assumptions or remaining risks to the PSCS so they can be dealt with in the safety and health plan;

3.

Organise co-operation between designers;

5.

Prepare a safety file for the completed structure and give it to the client;

7.

Where possible, eliminate the hazards or reduce the risks;

2.

Ensure that the work of designers is coordinated to ensure safety;

4.

Prepare a written safety and health plan for any project where construction will take more than 500 person days or 30 working days or there is a particular risk and deliver it to the client prior to tender;

6.

Notify the Authority and the client of non-compliance with any written directions issued.

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DO I NEED A PSDP FOR MY PROJECT?
How many Contractors will be involved in the Project?
Will there be a particular risk involved in the project?
Will the works take longer than 30 working days to complete?

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