The Design Network
What is the Design Network?
- The Design network was formed in 2004
- A collective response from a group of design and construction organisations to help them improve their processes and people to comply with the requirements of CDM
- The Network group has set its focus on two areas:
- Understanding how we assess our designer competence and look for opportunities to improve
- Collecting and communicating design best practice which can reduce hazards on site and helps the construction team work effectively
What are the benefits of the Design Network?
- A demonstration to Clients and the HSE alike that the company and its people are taking their CDM responsibilities seriously
- Helping to protect a company’s licence to operate
- Helping to demonstrate to Clients continuous improvement, design innovation and learning is pro-actively supported
- Potential design quality and productivity improvements resulting from the use of design which has demonstrably delivered benefit
- Improved understanding of designer competence issues leading to improved
- Recruitment practice & employee personal development
How does the Design Network function?
- The Design Network meets four times a year
- The Design Network is made up of the lead designers or design manager for each of the member companies
- The Design Network members have a responsibility to contribute to the network but also ensure that they communicate the data from the Network to the designers in their organisation
- The Design Network members contribute in separate meetings to sub-groups working in specific improvement areas sharing their progress and requesting support at the Network meetings
- A steering group made up of company directors meets twice a year to review progress and ensure that there is sufficient resources and company support being made available
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"Best Safety Innovation From A Designer Or Engineer"
2006 Building Health and Safety Awards