Occupational safety knowledge for workplace planning

The Workplace Ordinance and the Technical Rules for Workplaces (ASR) are of particular importance for planning, building and equipping workplaces. They are to be taken into account in particular for the design of safe and healthy working conditions. However, errors and misunderstandings occur frequently in practice. Planning assistance based on Building Information Modeling (BIM) can reduce these problems, according to a feasibility study.

The aim is to provide relevant information of the regulations, rules and guidelines under the condition of a component-oriented and machine-executable preparation of the workplace law. This requires the implementation of digital standards at least to the extent of machine-readable and executable content (Level 3). Using the example of emergency evacuation routes, a multi-stage solution chain for the machine-executable processing of authoritative knowledge is to be developed.

During the first process stage, knowledge stocks are developed structurally and in terms of content, from which component-oriented application rules are derived. Further, digitally applicable algorithms are formulated. The verification of the developed approaches takes place on the basis of typical use cases. The results will be compiled in a suitable database, which will later be accessed by software offers. Additionally, methodological approaches for the further processing of requirements and design knowledge are derived.

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Occupational safety knowledge for workplace planning - New planning tools to support occupational safety-oriented design in the construction planning of workplaces through a component-oriented and machine-executable preparation of workplace regulations

Research project

Project owner:
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA)




Project partners:

  • |DA| Drahtler Architekten
  • Kapellmann und Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Lehrstuhl für Informatik im Bauwesen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)