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A study of ‘Site BIM’ impact on health and safety in construction sites

Shah, RK and Edwards, J (2016) A study of ‘Site BIM’ impact on health and safety in construction sites. In: 16th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR),, 12 December 2016 - 13 November 2016, Hong Kong. (Accepted)

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Abstract

According to the 2014 report of HSE, the construction industry in the UK is the second most dangerous industry in terms of fatal and minor injuries of site workers. The use of the mobile devices such as tablets or smart phones on the construction projects is also on the increase in the UK after the 2016 - Level 2 BIM target, set by the UK Government. Hence, the use of such devices may become a distraction from work activities on the construction sites and will cause a major risk to the end users. The subject of improving safety of BIM use is widely researched, but there is a gap in knowledge about the actual use of mobile devices and perception of ‘Site BIM’, on the construction site activities. The main gap identified in the ‘Site BIM’ is the safety aspect of using such mobile devices on the live construction sites. A safer way of working with tablets needs to be identified to avoid any potential site risks and fatalities before the widespread use of those devices is seen on projects. Hence, the paper is aimed to highlight the safety issues that are required to address for the successful implementation of the mobile devices, which are key tools for safer use of ‘Site BIM’. Questionnaire survey was used to collect the site information among construction professionals in the UK. The findings suggested that a proactive approach may potentially stop any harm and potential improvements need to be identified before any injuries occur. The paper concluded that training, changing size of mobile devices and ensuring a separate induction for ‘Site BIM’ tools will improve the safety of the end users at the construction sites

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 10:16
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 10:16
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4812

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