Guidance on catastrophic events in construction

This books gives guidance on how to avoid death and injury on construction projects.

CIRIA book 'Guidance on catastrophic events in construction'
CIRIA book 'Guidance on catastrophic events in construction'

Who wrote this?

  • Alan Gilbertson, CIRIA  
  • Joseph Kappia, Loughborough University
  • Lee Bosher, Loughborough University 
  • Alistair Gibb, Loughborough University  

as commissioned by CIRIA.

When?

It was first published in April 2011.

Why?

In 2009 the HSE commissioned CIRIA, working in partnership with Loughborough University, to carry out a wide-ranging study of the subject of catastrophic events in construction, with particular focus on the issues that the industry needs to address. The research report 'Preventing catastrophic events in construction' was published by the HSE in January 2011 and forms the core of this publication.

The aim is to continue the improvement in health and safety in the construction sector, to make things safer.

Who should read this?

Anyone who is responsible for health and safety in the construction sector, or who is involved in planning or mitigation of risks.

Content

This 138 page book, available to buy from CIRIA, looked at the risks of ‘catastrophic events’, analysed some case studies and reviewed what lessons could be learned. It gives a list of areas and issues UK construction industry needs to address, to improve safety and reduce risk of serious harm.

For more information and questions, please contact management@ice.org.uk.

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