Project Supervisor Design Process


2-day course

CPD Credit: 14 hours, C2

Course Overview

This course is directed towards engineers who will fulfil the role of Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.

In Partnership with ACEI


Who should attend?

Chartered Engineers and permanent works designers. It is required that participants should have completed the ACEI / Engineers Ireland “Designing for Safety in Construction” (DSC) course.


Topics covered during the course will include:

  • Overview/ General Application of the 2006 Regulations; Accidents in Construction and Maintenance
  • Duties of the Client; When is a PSDP appointed; Duties of Project Supervisor Design Process
  • PSDP & Designer Interface; Asbestos; Anchor Code of Practice; Underground Services Code of Practice
  • Designers Role – A PSDP’s Perspective; Designer’s Assessment of Safety; Co-ordination of designers and organising co-operation between designers
  • Getting Agreement on Practical Solutions; Preparation of Preliminary Safety & Health Plan
  • The PSDP Role during Construction Stage; The Safety File
  • The course will include an open book exam.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, a participant will be able to:

  • Assess his/her own competence to take on the role of PSDP in the case of a project of a particular size and complexity.
  • Advise clients (in particular inexperienced clients) of their statutory duties.
  • Demonstrate competence to act as PSDP to a potential client.

Trainer/Course Designer Profiles

  • Patrick Cassidy BE, DAL, EurIng, CEng, FIEI, MCIWEM, MCIAb, FConsEI
  • Ronan McElwain BEng(Hons), MSc Mgmt, PGDip ABRC, PGDip H&S, CEng MIEI, MIStructE, MICE, Grad IOSH, RConsEI
  • Kevin Rudden BScEng, DipEng, DLS, FConsEI, CEng. MIEI Eur-Ing
  • Ian Anderson, CMIOSH CEng MSc(OSH) BSc (Hons) CivilEng

The course trainers are all practicing chartered engineers working in consulting engineering design companies experienced in the role of PSDP.

TU Dublin Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Infrastructure 

After successful completion of the course, if participants submit a project assignment and undertake an interview, they will be assessed by Tu Dublin and can attain 5 ECTS credits equivalent to one module on the TU Dublin Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Infrastructure.  Further information from Dr Niall Holmes: 


  • Albert Looby, AOL Design Ltd.: "Excellent"
  • David McCormack, ORS: "Very good and informative course."
  • Liam Harrington, Harrington O’Flynn Ltd.: “Very informative, excellently moderated and presented.”
  • Liam O'Toole, DOSA Consulting Engineers: “Very informative and the addition of interactive workshops and breakout rooms works well in delivering an interactive aspect to the course”
  • Michal Dymet, Cork County Council: “Very informative, interesting and well hosted and delivered.”
  • Dominic Egan, Atkins Ireland: “Very enjoyable”
  • John Boyhan, Kinsale Energy: “Very well put together and administered”
  • Norman Irvine, McCrae Consulting Engineers: “I found the speakers and the course in general very informative. The administration of the course all ran very smoothly.”
  • Thomas McGuinness, DCE IRL: “Very informative and must for all budding PSDPs out there. This course should probably be mandatory for all designers who want to be part of EI as this is relevant to all projects whether you are PSDP or a designer.”
  • “Material covered and online delivery were excellent”
  • "Very detailed and worthwhile course"
  • “I found the course excellent.”

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email