Hi ARE Community,
I have a question regarding an architect's responsibility on the job site. If you (architect) see something dangerous on the job site, do you:
- Say something? I would think that out of our duty to uphold the health, safety, and welfare of the public we should say something. In the book 'Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings' Paul Segal states that you should notify the contractor and if they are not present then notify the superintendent, if the problem is not resolved then notify the owner. If it's still not resolved then you may have to notify the appropriate regulatory authorities.
- or Not say anything. Black Spectacles argue that by saying something you are assuming a risk that was not your responsibility in the first place. But then that contradicts with our morality (+ just basic care for other human beings) and our duty to protect the HSW of the public.
Thank you in advance.
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