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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
Publisher: ICBEST
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
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8484
Publisher Link: http://www.bath.ac.uk/cwct/cladding_org/sydney04.htm
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