Integration of safety planning and the communication of risk information within existing construction project structures

Iain Cameron*, Roy Duff

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Abstract

Today’s thinking seriously challenges the old model of time/cost/quality trade-off, which suggested that an improvement in one must lead to deterioration in at least one of the others. It now extends the total quality management philosophy that ‘quality is free’ and embraces the premise that delivery in one area, safety, can actually lead to benefits in other areas, time and cost. The importance of effective construction planning and control in the communication and avoidance of health and safety risks cannot be overstated but the fundamental premise which underlies this research, is that this need not and should not be a separate exercise aimed solely at health and safety. Effective management will embrace all production objectives, as an integrated process, and deliver construction, which satisfies all these objectives, not one at the expense of the others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Safety Management Systems
EditorsSteve Rowlinson
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages150-157
Number of pages8
Edition1
ISBN (Print)0203493966, 9780203493960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Engineering

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