Integrating safety, quality and environmental management (C509)

This publication examines the relationship between health and safety, quality and environmental management systems as they operate on a range of construction projects, and suggests a means by which the management of these issues can be integrated, principally for on-site works. The report provides best practice guidance in the area of integrated management and is an invaluable source for the construction industry in developing an effective management system to suit both its customers’ needs and its own methods of work. This publication explains the context within which integrated systems for the management of quality, environment and health and safety have been proposed. It describes the concepts that make up an integrated system and, as well as describing the generic structure, highlights instances of successful implementations of such systems in actual projects by large and small contractors.

The report is crucial because, while many contractors have adopted environmental management systems as add-ons to their general site management procedures, there is as yet no concerted drive within the industry to implement integrated systems. C509 is aimed at both strategists and senior managers within construction organisations who may be arguing for or against the adoption of integrated systems, and at those managers responsible for implementing an integration, if such a decision is reached.

Key words: environmental good practice, site management, health and safety, project management, construction management.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-509-4

Author: CIRIA

Number of pages: 56 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: March 2000