The group investigates the occupational health and occupational risk prevention sector and they also collaborates with research groups from the civil engineering and building department.
Three researchers have developed this tool, capable of evaluating the existing risks in a construction site taking into account items on the organizational structure, existing resources and material conditions.
The construction sector has a peculiarity: each place represents a unique workplace, with specific and different characteristics, and each characteristic and factor directly affects the generation of risks. This tool uses the Qualitative Occupational Safety Risk Assessment Model (QRAM) as an extern validity criterion. In addition, it is structured in three parts: the first one that must be
completed in the field work by a technician, the second and last one it’s about composition and weights to build 10 organizational variables and 10 risks. A part of the form refers to general information, organizational factors and resources. The second part is divided into 4 sections to determine the current risk conditions at the site.
As for the results obtained from the forms, the tool has four levels, where 0 supposes a complete compliance of security and, therefore, an almost nonexistent level of risk; and level 3 is a very poor or non-existent safety compliance in construction sites. The aim of this tool is to build a structure to provide enough site information to propose adequate interventions fitted to the site, stage ejection and resources.
The research group is looking for companies in the construction sector, as well as companies involved in risk prevention in the same sector interested in a license agreement with technical