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|Title: ||Designing for health and safety in cladding installation – implications from pre-assembly|
|Authors: ||Gibb, Alistair G.F.|
Pavitt, Trevor C.
McKay, Lawrence J.
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Citation: ||GIBB. A.G.F., PAVITT, T. and McKAY, L.J., 2004. Designing for health and safety in cladding installation – implications from pre-assembly. IN: Proceedings of International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST 2004), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-7.|
|Abstract: ||Europe has legislation that requires designers to take action to remove or reduce health
and safety risks for construction workers. However, even without this legislation, it can
be argued that there is a moral duty on designers to address these issues. Experience in
Europe has not been completely satisfactory with surveys showing that many designers
are not complying with the requirements to design for health and safety. Nevertheless,
there are pockets of excellence.
This paper presents data and draws cladding case study exemplars from a number of
Loughborough APaCHe1 projects including: D4h (Designing for Health), HASPREST2
(Health and safety benefits and implications from pre-assembly) and Better, Safer,
Easier Design via CDM (Greenstreet Berman – Wright et al, 2003). The paper argues
that accidents and ill-health triggers can be reduced by designer action and explains
cladding designers can take appropriate action to reduce the risks during installation,
providing two exemplar case studies. Neither exemplar are particularly innovative in
themselves, however, design decisions were made and health and safety risks were
reduced in both cases.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.bath.ac.uk/cwct/cladding_org/sydney04.htm|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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