Improving Health and Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability

As part of the contractor’s drive to improve health and safety outcomes the project team were asked to consider how better buildability could help contribute to this drive.

The project prepared a paper titled ‘Improving Health & Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability’ and this has been taken into the wider business as best practice. A presentation was prepared alongside the paper and was delivered to the wider business in order to educate staff on the framework.

The paper recognises that there is not one solution to address the matter but several strands to this complex challenge that requires a multi facetted approach.

The paper put forward ten influencing factors that should be addressed and the NMIS project team have embraced the recommendations within the paper as a framework to help improve buildability in order to secure better health and safety outcomes on the project.

The 10 key areas for implementation recommended within the framework are as follows:

  1. Do we ask enough of the Principle Designer?
  2. Supporting the Design Team: Right People, Right Time and with Enough Time
  3. Harnessing the Knowledge of our Supply Chain
  4. Capturing and Communicating Good Practice
  5. Provision of Guidance and Flexible Processes
  6. Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  7. Review Best Practice from Other Industries and Trade Bodies
  8. Prototypes, Trial Erections, Sample Panels/Areas and Workplace Reviews
  9. Harnessing Technology
  10. Education of our own people

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