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Document ID (ISN)102157
CIS number 03-1242
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2733-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 148
Author(s) Wright M., Bendig M., Pavitt T., Gibb A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The case for CDM: Better safer design - A pilot study
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. iv, 69p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr148.pdf [in English]
Abstract The construction sector remains one of the most dangerous in the United Kingdom. Although The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM, see CIS 95-13) clearly define the designer's duties with respect to the reduction of health and safety risks during construction, previous research has concluded that there is concern in the construction industry regarding limited success in securing safer designs. This project describes simple examples of how designers have significantly improved construction safety, reduced costs and shortened programme time.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety planning; building industry
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; case study; safety by design; economic aspects; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety programmes