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PAS 1192-6:2018 (March 2018)

Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published PAS 1192-6:2018, Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM.

The construction sector is obliged to manage and protect the occupational health and safety of its workers and the public affected by its activities.  In planning, designing and constructing buildings or infrastructure clients, designers and contractors are obliged to apply the principles of prevention and mitigate the inherent health and safety risks within the constructed design solution and those hazards associated with the intended activities of the end user(s) or occupier(s).

 

These obligations are a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) and other statutory instruments; and are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or designated Local Authority.

 

Health and safety has always advocated the anticipation of risk, for example, the duty in CDM that designers must identify “foreseeable risk”.  The increased use of digital information and modelling software applications in design development and delivery enhances the designer’s ability to anticipate, spot and foresee hazards and risks in the design.  Designers can use a variety of applications which enable locations to be accurately visualized, sequences of activity to be realistically demonstrated and construction programmes simulated.

 

A pdf copy is available free of charge (see links).