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Improving health and safety using BIM

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[edit] Introduction

Health and safety information in the architecture, engineering and construction industry is often unstructured, disconnected and complicated. To help address this issue, a consortium developed a solution that could be used on projects of any size. The group successfully applied for funding from i3P and Innovate UK to develop what is now known as ‘SafetiBase’; a cloud-based repository of existing solutions to improve risk management.

[edit] Compliant with PAS 1192-6

The SafetiBase platform is based on and fully compliant with PAS 1192-6: Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM.

The PAS 1192 framework is a series of documents that sets out the requirements for achieving BIM Level 2 – which the UK Government has already committed to complying with for all large-scale and public-sector construction contracts.

PAS 1192-6 is part of this framework and aims to encourage collaboration and sharing of structured health and safety information throughout project and asset lifecycles. It does this by providing guidance on how to incorporate health and safety information through BIM processes and applications

PAS 1192-6 supports the development of structured health and safety information for all construction projects from the outset.

[edit] A system for managing health and safety risks in construction

The consortium decided that whatever system was developed, it should be simple, structured and connected. The consortium developed the solution through three phases:

  • Phase 1: Extract data and develop the interface
  • Phase 2: Integrate opensource cloud system
  • Phase 3: Develop a dashboard platform and automation

The result of the consortium’s work is a database of health, safety and welfare issues linked to an online 3D repository of project data.

[edit] Working with the Health and Safety Executive

To further increase the benefit of SafetiBase, the consortium is working alongside the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) through the Discovering Safety programme.

--3D Repo 16:31, 23 Nov 2020 (BST)

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