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Open BIM Health and safety

Open BIM Health and Safety

Main program features

Open BIM Health and safety is a program that has been created to assist users in the development of drawings of collective protection elements to be incorporated into the project. It also exports the quantities of the elements that are entered in FIEBDC-3 format, so they can be used in cost management programs.

To work with the program, the project must be linked to a BIM project and the program will import the floor structure to generate a floor plan for each floor of the project that has been imported. Users must draw, on each floor plan, the safety elements that are to be included in the project.

Using "Open BIM Health and Safety", users can define the construction phases of the project and include the collective protection systems in each of them.

Construction phases of the project

"Open BIM Health and Safety" allows users to define the construction phases of the project which are of special relevance with regard to the creation of safety measures for their execution.

If these phases are defined, users indicate the phases for which each collective protection system is available.

Collective protection systems

The program allows users to define the following collective protection systems:

  • Railings and railing supports
    Users must first enter the supports of the railings (specifying if they are fixed or telescopic) and then the railing.
  • Vertical nets and gallows
    To enter protection systems composed of vertical nets, the supports of the nets must first be entered, specifying whether they are fixed using steel gallows or an empty box on the floor slab.
  • Protection for floor slab openings
    This type of protection can consist of S-type nets, metallic meshes or timber boards.
  • Scaffolding
    Users can define European-type scaffolding. The scaffolding is entered by defining the number of spans, the number of levels of each span and the elements that each module is composed of.
  • Storage zones
    The program allows users to specify storage zones on floor slabs and storage zones outside it.
  • Risk indicator signs
    Users can configure risk indicator signs by selecting signs provided by the program or by creating new signs by importing files with jpeg, jpg, bmp, png, wmf, emf or pcx format.
  • Perimeter fences
    By entering fences, users can indicate the borders of the workspace, restrict access to the site and limit pedestrian walkways.

  • Excavations
    Users can enter trench, pit or emptying excavations.

  • Accesses
    Using this option, users can enter access stairs and ramps to the excavations as well as circulation footbridges across them.

Import the topographic model

Users can import the topographic model of the land from the BIM project and interact with it. The elements that are entered are placed at the elevation that is detected from the topographic model. On each floor plan, users can select whether or not to view the topography.

For "Open BIM Health and Safety" to interpret the topographic model correctly, the program that has generated the topographic model must have done so using the "IFCSite" or "IFCGeographicalElement" type entities.



With "Open BIM Health and Safety", users can obtain floor drawings with the various collective protection systems that have been defined in the project. Plans in DXF format can be included as attached documents in the project located on the platform.

Export to FIEBDC-3 format

"Open BIM Health and Safety" can export the quantities of all the safety elements that have been defined in the project to the standard FIEBDC-3 format. This format can be imported by quantity surveying software.

License requirements

To be able to use "Open BIM Health and Safety" the user license must have the permit "Collective Protection Systems".