Designing for Safety in Construction Based on the DSC Practical Guide for Permanent Works Designers

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Organisation profile

PCCE Consulting and PCCE Training are the two primary elements of the operations of Paul Condron Consulting Engineering Ltd. From a background of building services consulting engineering throughout Ireland and also in various international locations Paul Condron has developed extensive experience in the areas of life safety services

Training aim

Provide attendees with a clear understanding of their duties under the Legislation and provide them with the information needed to comply with these duties and responsibilities

Learning objectives

This one-day course is designed and presented to review the DSC Guidance Document and provide a structured review of its component elements in relation to the duties of the Permanent Works Designer (PWD).  The various sections are explained and practical examples along with case-studies are presented to demonstrate aspects of the guidance documents.

PCCE Training has also developed various templates that reflect the recommended method of information collection and dissemination.

Course outline

a.            Module 1:  Introduction and course outline

b.            Module 2: Legislation overview

c.             Module 3: PWD duties; General Principles of Prevention; Hazard and Risks; Cooperation

d.            Module 4: Risk analysis and reduction

e.            Module 6: Recording decisions

f.             Module 7: Providing Information

g.            Module 8: Background isues; Statistics; Examples

h.            Module 9: Case Studies

Appendices: Guidance Documents; Templates; Examples 

Trainer's profile

Paul Condron BE. EurIng. CEng. MIEI. MCIBSE.FConsEI

  • Over 40 years experience in Building Services Design in Ireland, Middle East, USA, Africa and Europe.
  • Over 12 years experience in Course Development and Training
  • Co-developer and Trainer for the original ACEI/Engineers Ireland/RIAI DSC course.
  • Member of the NSAI WG3218 working committee that develops and maintains the I.S.3218 Standard
  • Member of the NSAI WG3217 working committee that develops and maintains the I.S.3217 Standard

Course duration

1 day. 09:00 - 16:30

Assessment & certification

There is a 45-min open-book test based on the Course material with a minimum of 60% required to attain a 'PASS' Award. Awards are from PCCE Training 

Who should attend

All parties who are currently involved in any aspect Permanent Works Design should attend this course in order to continue to provide a service that will comply with the Health & Safety Regulations