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Alex Hamer
Written by Alex Hamer


How is "Designer" defined in a construction project?

A Designer is an organisation or individual whose work involves preparing or modifying designs, drawings, specifications, bills of quantity or design calculations. Designers can be architects, consulting engineers and quantity surveyors, or anyone who specifies and alters designs as part of their work. They can also include tradespeople if they carry out design work. 

The designer’s main duty is to eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during construction work, or in the use and maintenance of the building once built. Designers work under the control of a Principal Designer on projects with more than one contractor.

In Mosaic, a Designer's role is distinguished by requiring team members designated as "Designer" to complete the Hazard & Risk Identification (HARI). This ensures that every team member with Design responsibility has effectively discharged their duty as a designer, by considering all the risks relevant to their Design Role.