Duties as a Designer

As a designer you must ensure that the project is capable of being constructed to be safe, can be maintained safely and complies with all relevant safety and health legislation.

You must:

  • Identify any hazards that my design may present during construction and subsequent maintenance
  • Where possible, eliminate the hazards or reduce risk

Diagram of a pyramid showing how you should identify the risk, evaluate it, and control it by the principle of prevention and protectionWhere there are residual risks, you must

  • Communicate necessary control measures
  • Design assumptions or remaining risks to the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) so that they can be dealt with in the Safety and Health Plan
  • Co-operate with other designers and the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) or Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS)
  • Take account of any existing safety and health plan or safety file
  • Comply with directions issued by the PSDP or PSCS
  • Where no PSDP has been appointed, inform the client that a PSDP must be appointed