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ACEI: Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP)

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 21 & Wednesday, 22 April 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Sandymount Hotel, Herbert Road, D04 VN88, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    ACEI / Engineers Ireland Members: €645
    Non-Members: €745

    To place a booking, please contact ACEI on: / (01) 642 5588

  • CPD Credit
    14 hours   C2

Course aim

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

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 lectures will be interspersed with short workshops, involving active participation by the course delegates, reinforcing the critical steps for the PSDP in meeting their obligations and generating the key deliverables for the PSDP over a variety of practical construction cases.

The course will include an open book written exam.

Successful candidates will be awarded an ACEI/Engineers Ireland approved 'PSDP Certificate'.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, participants will be able to:
  • Assess their 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
  • Michael Moriarty MEngSc., BE, FConsEI, CEng MIEI
  • 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.

DIT 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 DIT and can attain 5 ECTS credits equivalent to one module on the DIT Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Infrastructure.  Further information from Dr Niall Holmes in DIT -