ASM Group are delighted to announce the launch of our newly IOSH approved Project Supervisor of the Construction Stage training (PSCS) course. This one-day course can be delivered both remotely and in-person. Our instructors have decades of experience in training and Health and Safety consultancy and offer a unique insight to the practical day-to-day role of the Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage and Contractors.

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s Chartered body for safety and health professionals, facilitating health and safety training in over 130 different countries. This makes IOSH one of the most reputable brands in Occupational Health and Safety and Health and Safety training. The IOSH approved status of the ASM Group PSCS course means that our course meets the IOSH health and safety training standards and anyone that successfully completes this course will receive an IOSH certificate.

The PSCS is responsible for coordinating health & safety on construction projects, this means understanding the work to be completed by multiple contractors on site at the same time. Where the role is normally taken on by an organisation the role of managing the duties of the PSCS are delegated to individuals, often referred to as the PSCS Rep. This course reviews each individual duty of the PSCS and Contractors to enable individuals to take on the PSCS Rep role.

There are 5 key duty holders involved in construction projects; Client, Designers, PSDP, PSCS & Contractors. It is important that each duty holder has a detailed understanding of their own role and an appreciation of the role of other duty holders.

This course is suitable for all Client personnel involved in construction activities in their organisation (management team members, facilities, procurement, engineering and maintenance), consultants acting in the role of PSCS, Contractor mgmt. teams acting in the role of PSCS and Safety Officers/Managers.

The content of ASM Group’s IOSH approved PSCS course contains both theory and practical elements. Theory portion of the training including such topics as:

  • History of Legislation
  • Duties of PSCS
  • Introduction to key duty holders
  • Examination of the duties of contractors
  • Notification to the Health and Safety Authority (AF2)
  • Contractor Documentation Required
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Site Safety Induction
  • Monitor and Reviewing

The practical portion of the training includes:

  • PSCS site survey
  • Appointment letter
  • Workshop on the particular risks in construction.

According to the HSA Guidelines on the Procurement, Design and Management Requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, Clients have a responsibility to ensure that the PSDP, the PSCS, Designers and Contractors are competent to undertake their duties (Section 2.1.7 Assessment of Competence). Under the guidelines, Safety and Health Qualifications and training (e.g., degree, diploma, certificate, managing safety in construction, continual professional development) add to the competence level of individuals.

ASM trainers have been delivered training on PSCS for over 15 years. Over this time, we have delivered training to Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Local Authorities and Utility Companies. People who have completed our course have developed safety management systems to allow them successfully manage the role of PSCS.