PSDP Options

Your Options for Meeting PSDP Obligations

When the appointment of a PSDP is required, you have a number of options to you to make the best use of your experience and to achieve compliance at the optimal cost as follows:

Firstly, the appointed person/ body must be ‘competent’ to take on this important role. They should have the educational qualifications, background knowledge & experience for this role.

  • You may appoint a firm such as Ayrton Group, who have many years of PSDP (and formerly PSDS) experience.
  • You may appoint yourself as PSDP- if you are competent.
  • You may appoint yourself as PSDP & if you feel you do not have the competency, followed by additionally appointing a firm such as Ayrton Group as Health & Safety Coordinators, as per the 2006 Construction Regulations. The Health & Safety Coordinator carries out the PSDP functions, analyses the various design process issues, deals with the Design Team, can prepare the required paperwork and so on. This is a contractual agreement and is an advisory type role, instigated by the Construction Regulations. This is sometimes a more cost effective solution for Clients to ensure they are compliant with the Construction Regulations, by appointing a Health & Safety Coordinator.
If you need more information on how you can achieve safety and compliance at the lowest possible cost, why not call us on 01 838  5595 or alternatively complete the “Ask An Expert” form opposite.