Work is underway on an app that looks to revolutionise health and safety on construction projects across the globe.
The project is led by GCU’s Professor Billy Hare and will deliver an innovative system for educating architects and other designers to help them improve health and safety for construction workers, as well as the occupiers and users of buildings.
The app will make use of video, images and memes that highlight particular health and safety issues pertinent to individual designs.
Research into the app has been made possible by a £102,800 grant from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest professional organisation for OSH practitioners. The international research team will include RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
We want to create a knowledge database that recognises there are many design options, and each has its own pros and cons when it comes to health and safety. Therefore, designers can make informed decisions.