One of the major duties of the Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) is taking a full account of the nine principles of prevention. This is when the Principles of Prevention in Construction (PSDP) will review all design risk assessments with an eye toward risk reduction and elimination. In essence, this professional should be determining any hazards that may come about and working to eliminate them or at least make them less likely.
However, what does that mean? The General Principles of Prevention, Schedule 3 of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 explains what the principles of prevention consist of and what the PSDP should be looking at and determining the risks of. We will go over each of these below, with examples and tips for how to utilise the principles in the best way.