our services

PSDP Services

Long O Donnell Associates provide the role of the Project Supervisor Design Process in Ireland and carry out all roles defined by the regulations in accordance with Section 11 – 14 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 which clearly set out the duties of the project supervisor for the design process.

Our Role

Our role as PSDP is to coordinate the activities of the various designers and their designs throughout the design process, this includes:

  • Advising clients on the competence and resources of their appointees
  • Ensuring that early design decisions fully address significant safety and health issues
  • Developing an adequate preliminary Safety and Health Plan prior to tender
  • Preparing the Safety file for the client in a user friendly format suitable for future use

Our Duties

Our duties as PSDP are to:

  • Identify hazards arising from the design of the technical, organisational, planning or time related aspects of the project
  • Where possible, eliminate the hazards or reduce the risk through design elements and taking into account the general principles of prevention
  • Communicate necessary control measures, design assumptions, or remaining risks to the PSCS so they can be dealt with in the Safety and Health plan
  • Ensure that the work of designers is co-ordinated to ensure safety
  • Organise co-operation between designers (architects, engineers)
  • Prepare a written preliminary 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
  • Review health and safety competency of contractors submitting tenders
  • Prepare a safety file for the completed structure and give it to the client
  • Notify the Health & Safety Authority and client of noncompliance with any written directions issued
  • Issue directions to designers, contractors or others on the project to ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner