Key Duties of PSDP

  • Identify hazards arising from the design or from the technical, organisational, planning or time related aspects of the project
  • Coordinate the process where identified hazards can be eliminated, if possible, or where the risk can be reduced
  • Ensure all remaining hazards / risks and design assumptions are communicated to the PSCS so they can be dealt with in the Developed Safety & Health Plan
  • Ensure that the work of designers is coordinated to ensure safety including that of temporary work designers and permanent work designers
  • Prepare a written Preliminary Safety and Health Plan for the project. Update the preliminary safety and health when required to ensure any changes in duties or design are communicated to the PSCS
  • Prepare systems to ensure a safety file is prepared for the completed project / structure. Notify the authority and client of non-compliance with any written directions issued. The PSDP may issue directions to designers or contractors or others.