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2 Day CPD Validated Course - Project Supervisor Design Process

Course Dates and Times:

Day 1 – Wednesday 14 June 2023 9.30am-4.30pm

Day 2 - Wednesday 21 June 2023 9.30am-4.30pm

Course Fees:

Staff of Member firms €480

Engineers Ireland members €480 (EI Membership No. must be provided to )

Non ACEI/Engineers Ireland Members - €560

*** Receive 5% discount for 5 or more bookings

*** Receive 10% discount for 10 or more bookings

Aim of the Course:

The 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.

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.


The course will be run online over a 2 day period. 

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.

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

Trainer/course designer profiles

  • 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


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 -


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Tel: +353 1 6425588