||This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
The report is a review of health and safety data to establish the performance of the UK construction industry and identify any gaps which need to be addressed to improve the safety record of the industry. This report covers types of reportable injury; these are split into “Deaths”, “Major Injuries” and “over three day injuries” and further analysis looking at injuries by trade, accident type, project type and work activity. Key points:
Please note this report was produced in 2011/2012 and its contents may be out of date.
- The Construction Industry accounts for only about 5% of the employees in Britain, but still accounts for 27% of fatal injuries to employees and 9% of reported major injuries
- This has remained fairly static for the last three years
- Falls from height account for around half of all fatal accidents in the construction industry
- Biggest hindrances to improvement are
- Inertia and complacency in industry culture
- client demands
- lack of, or poor, training and education