To ensure chartered architects are reaching a higher standard of knowledge in health and safety and the life safety of building users, the RIBA will be introducing an online test based on a comprehensive curriculum for all members to demonstrate their competence.

This guide is designed to improve the safety of practitioners on site and their understanding and application of health and safety processes to create buildings that are safe to build, operate and use. It will help prepare architects for the forthcoming RIBA health and safety test, providing practitioners with the guidance they require regarding site safety, both before and during construction, significant hazards and design risk management to discharge their professional services and legal duties competently and safely.

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

Preparing to Visit Site

chapter Chapter 2|26 pages

Undertaking Site Visits

chapter Chapter 3|34 pages

Site Hazards

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Design Risk Management

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Statute, Guidance and Codes of Conduct

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

Principles of Fire Safety Design