RR148 - The case for CDM: better safer design-a pilot study

The construction sector remains one of the highest risk sectors in the UK. Previous research has concluded that there is concern in the construction industry that there has been limited success in securing safer designs. It is reported that "The opportunities to design out hazards are not being exploited to the full". Surveys have also reported that designers are not always fully aware of how they can reduce construction hazards by changing the design of structures. This project identified simple examples of how designers have significantly improved construction safety and reduced costs / programme time.

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Updated 2021-04-16