Design & Management Regulations – Duties of Clients in Construction Training

About the Course

Course Duration: 1/2 day

The construction sector is a heavily regulated industry.  The first step in all projects is the initiation of a project by a Client. The Health & Safety Authority and Regulators have recognised the influence Clients can have on a project and as a result has detailed very prescriptive duties for Client. This course covers the role of the Client and gives practical examples of how Clients can ensure compliance with their duties.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for all Client personnel involved in construction activities in their organisation (management team members, facilities, procurement, engineering and maintenance), Safety Officers/Managers, Employer Representatives and Quantity Surveyors


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Course Objectives

On completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Fully understand the role of Client as it pertains to H&S.
  • To be able to assess the competency of persons wishing to act as PSDP, Designer, PSCS & Contractor
  • To successfully appointed a Client Representative for their projects.



Course Content

  • Introduction to the Course
  • History of the Legislation
  • Introduction to Key Duty Holders
  • Detailed Examination of the Duties of Clients.
  • Regulation 6 – Appointment of Project Supervisors
    • Definition:
    • What is a Project
    • When is a PSDP & PSCS Required?
  • Regulation 7 – Duties to ascertain suitability of project supervisor, designer and contractor appointments.
    • Definition: Competence
  • Regulation 8 – Duties of the client, safety file.
  • Regulation 9 – Duties of the client, safety and health plan.
  • Regulation 10 – Duties of the client, notification to the authority.
  • Duties of Designers, PSDP, PSCS & Contractors
  • Duties of PSDP – Overview of the duties of the PSDP
  • Duties of Designers – Overview of the duties of the Designers
  • Duties of PSCS – Overview of the duties of the PSCS
  • Duties of Contractors – Overview of the duties of the
  • Course summary