[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Course Ref: LG2 – DSC – Course Outline Revised January 2017

COURSE NAME: Designing for Safety in Construction (DSC)

This 1-day course is based on the DSC Practical Guide for Permanent Works Designers prepared by J. Kavanagh Chartered Engineer, for the professional bodies.

The course has been developed to suit either a general, mixed discipline group or tailored for either:

LG2_SC -Structural/Civil

LG2_FME – Facilities/Building Services

To date, DSC courses have tended to concentrate on large multi-discipline projects however, from our experience, there is a great need for the principles of DSC to be understood and adopted on small projects and in the areas of Facilities Management and Building Services.



Provide attendees with a clear understanding of their duties under the Legislation and provide them with the information needed to comply with these duties and responsibilities



This one-day course is designed and presented to review the DSC Guidance Document and provide a structured review of its component elements in relation to the duties of the Permanent Works Designer (PWD). The various sections are explained and practical examples along with case-studies are presented to demonstrate aspects of the guidance documents. PCCE Training has also developed various templates that reflect the recommended method of information collection and dissemination.



General: Introduction and course outline
Module 1: Legislation overview and Definitions
Module 2 Permanent Works Design Process
Module 3: Recording decisions
Module 4: Providing Information
Module 5: Background Issues; Statistics; Examples
Module 6: Case Studies
Module 7: Workshop Studies


Paul Condron BE. EurIng. CEng. MIEI. MCIBSE. FConsEI
• Over 40 years’ experience in Building Services Design in Ireland, Middle East, USA, Africa, and Europe.
• Over 12 years’ experience in Course Development and Training.
• Co-developer and Trainer for the original ACEI/Engineers Ireland/RIAI DSC course.
• Member of the NSAI WG3218 working committee that develops and maintains the I.S.3218 Standard.
• Member of the NSAI WG3217 working committee that develops and maintains the I.S.3217 Standard.

Included in the Course are comprehensive notes. Attendees must purchase a copy of the DSC guide and this is not included in the basic course fee.



The course is an intensive 1-day duration running from 09:00 to 16:30/17:00



There is an optional 45-min open-book test based on the Course material with a minimum of 60% required to attain a ‘PASS’ Award.

Attendance/Award Certificates are from PCCE Training.

This course has a 1-day CPD accreditation from Engineers Ireland.



All parties who are involved in any aspect of:

Permanent Works Design – All Disciplines (Structural/Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical)

Project Design Cooperation/sub-Contracting/Joint Venture

Facilities Management – Contract Specification/Award/Administration

This course has been used to satisfy the requirements of the Health & Safety Regulations and to demonstrate Training in respect of Clause 3.4.1b – Safety and Health Supplement applicable to Designers tendering for certain Government contracts.


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