Anyone working in the construction industry will be aware of the role of a Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) and a Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) on construction projects. These vital jobs ensure the smooth running of a building project, from its initial stages through to completion.

At ASM Group, our priority is to help those working in key industries to have confidence in their safety and health plan. We can give assistance with health and safety awareness and education, through our comprehensive courses and consultancy. Our team are also experienced health and safety consultants, and we can provide you with a Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) or a Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) service when you need one. Here’s the ASM Group guide to the vital roles played by both the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).

What is a Project Supervisor Design Process?

The PSDP is responsible for guiding health and safety at the design stage of the project. By coordinating the efforts of architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors, the PSDP facilitates a cohesive design safety process on a construction project.

The PSDP will be the main point of contact between the client, design team, and construction team. They will ensure the project adheres to all regulations, and meets stringent safety, health and welfare standards, as well as meeting the client’s brief and keeping to the project budget and timeline.

  • Balancing costs against safety

A key feature of the PSDP role is the ability to juggle effective time and budget management. They must use their comprehensive knowledge of construction regulations to create a safety and health plan that allows the project to optimize costs without compromising the safety of construction workers.

  • Time management

Time related aspects are also vital to the PSDP role. As project managers they must monitor the design process against the project schedule, allowing adequate time to ensure worker safety.


What is a Project Supervisor Construction Stage?

The Project Supervisor Construction Stage comes into play once construction work begins. They are responsible for coordinating and overseeing safety, health and welfare aspects of the project during the construction stage.

Their main objective is to ensure that construction activities are carried out safely and in compliance with health and safety regulations, codes of practice, and industry standards.

  • The Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan

In Ireland, the construction stage supervisor is governed by the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013. The PSCS must prepare a specialist safety and health plan, called a Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan. This plan details specific safety procedures and risk assessments. It identifies any particular risk involved in construction stage safety.


Why are the roles of PSCS and PSDP vital to construction projects?

Both the PSCS and PSDP are vital to success in construction. Not only are they a legal requirement, but by coordinating safety from the very early stages through to the finishing touches of the completed structure, these roles promote a safe and healthy working environment. This means that accidents and injuries are less likely, workers can feel safer and happier, and companies avoid the legal and financial implications of safety problems.


Do you need a PSCS or PSDP for your construction project in Ireland?

If you’re looking for a PSCS or PSDP, look to ASM Group today. With years of experience in the construction field, a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, and an excellent grasp of the relevant duties, the ASM team can help you complete your project with the very best success. From coordinating more than one contractor, to helping you identify and neutralise particular risk, ensure your latest company undertaking is completed on time and in budget with help from ASM Group. For those interested in training we also offer PSCS Training and PSDP Training options.