This paper aims to report on the findings from a research project, commissioned by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), investigating the integration of health and safety (H&S) with construction planning.
A combination of group and individual interviews were undertaken with qualitative methods of analysis to develop an integrated process model.
The model developed uses “Gateway” decision points, which allows flexibility and the early integration of H&S at a strategic level, although detailed planning is still required through the use of integrated management tools.
This study will help practitioners who wish to integrate CDM principles using a process model. It has also informed the HSE with policy decisions for their review of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994.
Previous research on construction H&S has tended to concentrate on site management. This study extends knowledge and understanding of how H&S can be integrated at the planning stage of projects.
Hare, B. and Cameron, I. (2012), "Health and safety gateways for construction project planning", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 192-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699981211206115Download as .RIS
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