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Designer Duties – In a Nutshell

Designer Duties – In a Nutshell

General Duties

  • A Designer MUST have the Skills, Knowledge and Training & Experience (SKATE) to take on the role
  • If the Designer appoints any other Designers or Contractors – Make sure they have necessary SKATE
  • Co-operate with everyone involved in the project and make sure everyone under their control co-operates with each other
  • Report any Health & Safety issues that they become aware of to whom they are working for
  • When providing information or instruction – make sure it is comprehensible and provide in good time

Specific Duties

The Designer must

  •  Ensure that the Client is aware of their duties – if not they must not start
  • Make sure that all designs take account of the General Principles of Prevention to identify and eliminate foreseeable risks to people building, maintaining, cleaning & using a structure where possible.
  • Provide information about risks that cannot be eliminated to the Principal Designer
  • Provide all appropriate information for inclusion in the Health and Safety File
  • Provide information with their design to assist the client, other designers and contractors comply with their duties

Note – This page is for guidance only. Application on a project must comply with the official HSE issue of the Regulations