Integration of Safety in the Building Delivery System

Kirsten Jørgensen, Dag Sander, Aage Staghøj

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCIB World Congress 2010 : Building a Better World
    VolumeOn Stic
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventCIB World Congress 2010: Building a Better World - Salford Quays, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 May 201013 May 2010


    ConferenceCIB World Congress 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CitySalford Quays


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