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Alex Hamer
Written by Alex Hamer

Risk Register

What is the Risk Register?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations) are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a project’s development so that the risk of harm to those who build, use and maintain structures is reduced.

The regulations require that, as the design progresses, risks are identified and eliminated where possible, and any residual risks are reduced and managed, and recorded in a Risk Register.

The regulations also require that designers, principal designers, principal contractors and contractors take account of the 'principles of prevention' in carrying out their duties, which in general terms are:

(a) Avoid Risks where possible.

(b) Evaluate those risks that cannot be avoided.

(c) Put in place proportionate measures that control them at source.

During the design phase of a Project, you automatically populate the Risk Register in Mosaic by ensuring all stakeholders in a project complete the HARI, during which Users will be asked to identify and comment on a variety of potential risks, with all responses made being recorded in the Risk Register automatically. That Risk Register then gets included in the Pre-Construction Information pack (PCI) which is prepared by Mosaic asynchronously and is available at any time as a PDF download via the PCI tab of the Dashboard. As of the latest version of Mosaic, that Risk Register is also included in the Generated Report available via the button on the banner at the top of most pages throughout the app.

The outcome of the HARI results in Colour Flags for each risk, which are all described here. Certain outcomes will not appear on the Risk Register, Eliminated Risks and those answered "I don't know".