A Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage (PSCS)
PSCS means Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage. This title was introduced with the 1995 Construction Regulations & reinforced in the 2001 & 2006 Construction Regulations.
The Project Supervisor Construction Stage must be an competent for the role & may be an individual or body corporate (limited company). It is a key appointment in the construction process.
The Project Supervisor Construction Stage must be appointed before construction work commences, in writing, by the client. This is to ensure effectiveness in addressing and co-ordinating safety and health matters in advance of construction work commencing right through the construction activity.
The regulations do not prohibit the same organisation (or person) from being appointed as both PSDP and PSCS. The roles are quite different, and involve significantly different levels of engagement, at different stages of the project. If the same organisation does act as both PSDP and PSCS, it is good practice for different people within the organisation to fulfil the individual responsibilities.