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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Online from: 1994

Subject Area: Built Environment

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Health and safety gateways for construction project planning

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Title:Health and safety gateways for construction project planning
Author(s):Billy Hare, (School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK), Iain Cameron, (School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
Citation:Billy Hare, Iain Cameron, (2012) "Health and safety gateways for construction project planning", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 19 Iss: 2, pp.192 - 204
Keywords:Construction industry, Gateway, Health and safety, Integration, Pre-construction planning, United Kingdom
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/09699981211206115 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:The authors would like to acknowledge and thank Dr A Roy Duff for his help and assistance during the study reported in this paper. His knowledge and experience has been a continuing asset to the research team at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Purpose – 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.

Design/methodology/approach – A combination of group and individual interviews were undertaken with qualitative methods of analysis to develop an integrated process model.

Findings – 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.

Practical implications – 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.

Originality/value – 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.

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