Films show how to tackle health and safety issues through design

Three new health and safety DVDs have been launched to help architects and other construction professionals comply with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Produced by SquaredCircle, the short films cover working with roofs, refurbishment and housebuilding and show real-life project examples where designers have provided simple design solutions to achieve significant health and safety improvements.

Tony Wheel, health and safety adviser at Construction Industry Publications, said: “These DVDs challenge architects' perceptions of addressing health and safety through their design process. It also seeks to provide best practice solutions to health and safety issues in design, harnessing great ideas and hints from current architects.”

Further DVDs are planned to assist internal training in small and large design companies around the UK, with the aim of promoting understanding of health and safety and how to integrate good practice in design.