Industry input needed now to make construction safer for the future – a request from the Canterbury Safety Charter.
BIMsafe NZ needs your help to reduce accidents and injuries on New Zealand Construction sites. Currently construction accounts for 10% of the national workforce, but 15% of all ACC claims. Construction has more injuries and claims than any other sector, and currently our rates of serious injury and deaths are higher than our OECD equivalents.
BIMsafe NZ wants to do something about this by using the collaboration and visualisation powers of BIM models. BIMSafe NZ is developing Best Practice Guidelines for incorporating health and safety information into BIM models, and then enabling greater worker access to that information during construction and use.
BIM models facilitate greater collaboration between all stakeholders in the health and safety by design (HSD) process, and this also allows those who are exposed to the risks to have a say on how they are best mitigated. Being able to visualise the work to be done and see the risks involved makes them more real and allows better dynamic risk assessment to occur.
The outcome we hope to achieve during the three-year project is to increase the awareness, capability, and use of BIM models for health and safety across the construction sector. To do this we need all the industry to contribute to the project and play a small but significant part. The best way for industry members to participate is through our survey.
This is an online questionnaire to assess the current state of BIM use and awareness and takes only ten minutes to complete. The more people who complete the survey the greater understanding we will have of current practice, and where we should target our resources going forward.
BY donating ten minutes of your time, you can help us reduce accidents and injuries, raise awareness of the powers of digital engineering, and help to keep New Zealander’s safe on construction sites.
Please help us by completing this online survey: