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A Project Supervisor for the PSDP is required for all construction projects that involve more than one contractor, will take more than 30 working days and will involve more than 500 person days. The project supervisor design process must be an individual or body corporate i.e. a limited company. In general, this will be a firm of architects, chartered surveyors, consulting engineers or project managers. It can also be the main contractor (e.g. in cases of design and build contracts or small projects with minimal design input). In all cases, the person or company undertaking the role must have the necessary competence to carry out the relevant duties. The project supervisor design process must be appointed before design work commences. This is to ensure effectiveness in addressing and coordinating health and safety matters from the very early stages of a project.

Other names the service might be called:

  • PSDP
  • Project Supervisor Design Process
  • Project Supervisor

Why choose Sweeney Architects?

At Sweeney Architects, we not only act as PSDP but will also assist you, as a client, in ensuring that you fulfil all the statutory duties of a client as defined by the HSA (Health and Safety Authority) including the selection of an appropriately qualified and adequately resourced Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage (PSCS). Whether your project is a domestic house or commercial property, we can design a structure that can be constructed safely and also where ongoing maintenance and future work can be carried out with minimal risk.

Who is qualified to do PSDP?

Architects, chartered surveyors, consulting engineers or project managers. As a client, one of your duties is to appoint a PSDP that is qualified, experienced and adequately resourced to carry out the role. At Sweeney Architects, all of our architects and technicians have undergone training with the RIAI and are certified to carry out the role of PSDP. We have acted as PSDP for large and small projects since 2006 and carry all the relevant professional indemnity insurance.

Do I need a PSDP and what happens if I don’t appoint one?

As a client carrying out a construction project, it is your statutory duty to select and appoint a PSDP. The HSA will inspect construction works for compliance at random and if there is an accident or fatality on-site. Non-compliance with statutory requirements can result in penalties

Who appoints the PSDP?

A PSDP is appointed by the client to oversee the coordination of the design work.

What is the role of the PSCS?

The role of the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) is to manage and coordinate health and safety matters during the construction stage. The project supervisor’s construction stage is appointed before construction work begins and remains in that position until all construction work on the project is completed.