It is important to see safety and health in construction as an integrated part of the way in which designers, architects, constructors, engineers and others carry out their consulting services. The philosophy is simple – if the demands for safety and health are incorporated early in the solving of a building assignment, then it becomes much easier to organise the construction site in a safety wise responsible way. In Denmark a report has been drawn up which illustrates how this could be done. The method for implementing this illustration is based on the lean construction model, which is the method recommended as the most suitable for a construction process, since it ensures that considerations for health and safety at work do not conflict with considerations for economical, efficiency wise, quality wise and architectural objectives. The goal is to have the considerations for health and safety at work become a natural part of the construction process and thereby also have them incorporated into the detailed design process. The practical value of the concept depends on how you manage and organise the detailed design process. Keeping health and safety at work in mind through all phases of the construction process will ensure due considerations with regard to organisation, demands for the outcome, analysing and fulfilling demands for buildability and thereby incorporating the demands for health and safety at work into the project material.
|Title of host publication||CIB World Congress 2010 : Building a Better World|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||CIB World Congress 2010: Building a Better World - Salford Quays, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 May 2010 → 13 May 2010
|Conference||CIB World Congress 2010|
|Period||10/05/2010 → 13/05/2010|