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The key role is to ensure co-ordination of the work of all designers and the co-ordination between all the major stakeholders in the project throughout the project.

and the detailed roles are as follows....

  • Identify hazards arising from the design or from the technical, organisational, planning or time related aspects of the project.
  • Where possible, eliminate the hazards or reduce the risk.
  • Communicate necessary control measure, design assumptions or remaining risks to the PSCS so they can be dealt with in the Safety and Health Plan.
  • Ensure that the work of designers is coordinated to ensure safety.
  • Organise co-operation between designers.
  • Prepare a written safety and health plan for any project where construction will take more than 500 person days or 30 working days or there is a Particular Risk and deliver it to the client prior to tender.
  • Prepare a safety file for the completed structure and give it to the client.
  • Notify the Authority and client of non-compliance with any written directions issued. The PSDP may issue directions to designers or contractors or others.

We envisage this role to be both off site at the initial design stage but also to include site visits once the construction phase commences in order to, audit design risk assessments, help conduct on-site risk assessments due to design changes and to be part of the general site safety management system with a key responsibility to communicate all design risk assessments as they arise to the PSCS, Contractor and the Client.

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