An Awareness Analysis on the Design for Safety of Construction Project and Its Improvement Measures

건설프로젝트의 설계안전성 검토에 대한 인식 분석 및 개선방안

Shin, Won-Sang;Son, Chang-Baek

  • Received : 2019.05.23
  • Accepted : 2019.06.26
  • Published : 2019.08.20


Recognizing that the fundamental cause of construction safety accidents was a lack of safety management activities in the planning and design phases, the government made the Design for Safety (DFS) system mandatory in May 2016. However, awareness among ordering parties and designers regarding this system is significantly low, and the system has not been properly established due to reasons such as the need for additional work and a lack of professional manpower. In this study, the awareness of ordering parties and designers of the DFS system was analyzed through a survey, various problems in DFS work execution were identified and measures for improvement were presented. Measures to improve the efficiency in DFS work execution involve the discovery of risk factors and establishment of countermeasures, and here the establishment of a DFS work support system that enables the sharing of information between institutions is the most urgent priority. In addition, it is also urgently necessary to establish a dedicated organization in charge of DFS work, cultivate professional manpower, develop the relevant education programs and establish a proper cost calculation standard for DFS work execution by design offices.


design for safety (DFS);work support system;cost calculation standard


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)