The industry has until 21 January to comment on the draft version of ISO 19650-6. The standard outlines how information management can support health and safety.
The draft of ISO 19650-6 outlines the concepts and principles to ensure that health and safety information is classified, shared and delivered collaboratively, ensuring the economic, environmental and social benefits are secured.
Specifically, it specifies requirements for the collaborative sharing of structured health and safety information throughout the project and asset lifecycles, and supports the digitisation of structured health and safety information in the project and asset lifecycles progressively from the outset.
ISO 19650-6 also provides specification on how health and safety information is shared for use throughout the project and asset lifecycle. While all health and safety risk information can be included within an information model, this document requires the contextualisation and filtering of hazards and risks to prioritise the health and safety risks and aspects that are safety critical.
It also sets out a health and safety risk information cycle framework for the identification, use, sharing and generalisation of health and safety information through information management processes, including BIM and applications to provide a safer and healthier environment around the assets.
The draft standard applies to all parts of the supply chain that contribute to and influence the procurement, design, construction, use (including maintenance) and end of life of an asset.
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