Unexpected incidents involving complete or partial structural collapse during
refurbishments carry the potential to claim several lives at once. These events
can be prevented by sound judgements influenced by decision support systems. An
research project report, funded by the British Health and Safety Executive
(HSE), "Avoiding Structural Collapse in Refurbishment: Decision Support System"
has generated recommendations to supplement those of the earlier study - Health
and Safety in Refurbishment Involving Structural Instability and Partial
Demolition, the former has reviewed current strategies adopted for avoiding
structural collapse, established the end-user requirements for a decision
support system in this area, developed a new refurbishment process model and
developed a decision support system for context-specific guidance at all stages
of the refurbishment process.
Conclusions and recommendations from the research project include:
AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive