PROJECT SUPERVISOR DESIGN PROCESS

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:

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

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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