Managing Health and Safety
The management of health and safety (H&S) information in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is often unstructured, disconnected, and complicated. It is not uncommon for the management of H&S information to be done with spreadsheets and transferred between parties via email. While this approach may work on some smaller projects, it becomes increasingly difficult to remember who owns each risk and what they need to do to mitigate it on larger ones that could have hundreds or even thousands of risks.
A consortium of partners including 3D Repo, Atkins, Mott MacDonald, Laing O’Rourke, Costain, Bentley, HS2, and more, recognised this as an issue for many of their projects, and so came together to develop a solution that could be used on projects of any size. The group successfully applied for funding from i3P and Innovate UK to develop a health and safety solution – SafetiBase. SafetiBase is a cloud-based repository that uses existing best of breed solutions, including 3D Repo’s platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) to improve risk management.