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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?
Organise co-operation between designers;
Prepare a safety file for the completed structure and give it to the client;
Where possible, eliminate the hazards or reduce the risks;
Ensure that the work of designers is coordinated to ensure safety;
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;
Notify the Authority and the client of non-compliance with any written directions issued.
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