Who are Designers?
Designers Knowledge Base
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 defines the designer in general terms as anyone who prepares a design or arranges for any person under their control to prepare one.
The Health and Safety (Management in Construction) (Jersey) Regulations 2016 defines the designer as a person whose profession, trade or business involves him or her in preparing or modifying a design / arranging for or instructing people under his or her control to prepare or modify a design, relating to a structure or to a product or mechanical or electrical system intended for a particular structure, and a person is treated as preparing or modifying a design where a design is prepared or modified by a person under his or her control.
The designer is also anyone who contributes to the process of design irrespective of their actual role.
- A Client who dictates or alters a design.
- Building services, engineering practices or others designing fixed plant which is heavy or awkward to move, contains specific hazards in its use and maintenance, etc.
- People preparing specifications or bills of quantities, specifying articles or substances.
- People who purchase materials where the choice has been left open for, say, building blocks. By making the choice as part of a purchasing decision, you are taking part in the design process.
- Contractors carrying out design work as part of their contribution to the project.
- Heritage organisations who specify how work is to be done.
- Temporary works designers.
By implication all of these parties should be reducing risk by their design decisions and communicating with the other designers about their areas of concern.