Healthy Design and Creative Safety
A team from Sheffield School of Architecture has published a report exploring best practice in health and safety teaching for undergraduate architecture students.
‘Healthy Design and Creative Safety’ was produced on behalf of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The report, which can be freely downloaded from the HSE and RIBA websites, identifies innovative health and safety teaching approaches and promotes the sharing of ideas and teaching materials between schools of architecture. It concludes that a consideration of ‘buildability, maintainability and usability’ at all stages of the design process is likely to be more engaging and better understood than using the term ‘health and safety’.
Philip White, HSE’s Chief Construction Inspector said: “This report identifies that there are many positive things schools of architecture are doing to include health and safety as part of their students’ education, and this is heartening. Some very sensible approaches are being taken, and the report provides a useful framework for how this work can be developed.”
The research team for the project was Leo Care, Daniel Jary and Dr Rosie Parnell.