Mr. Ricardo Reis
Born in Felgueiras, Portugal in 1968, married with two children’s Civil Engineering, graduated at School of Engineering at University of Minho (UM) of Portugal Senior Health and Safety Technician, recognise by authority for working conditions (ACT) of Portugal Post-graduation in safety and health construction coordination at Higher Technical Institute of Lisbon (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal Post-graduation in Real Estate Management at University of Porto Business School (EGP – UPBS) in Porto, Portugal Graduation Foundation Level of the buildingSMART Professional Certification issue by Spanish Chapper Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros) in civil engineering specialty since 1992 specializes in Safety Work Construction since 2008 Strategic and Advisory Board Member of the buildinSMART Portuguese association He was board member of the Specialization of Safety Work Construction between 2011 and 2015 of the Portuguese Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros) Board member in the delegation of Braga, Portugal of Ordem dos Engenheiros between 2004 and 2007 He was secretary general of International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organization (ISHCCO) between 2011 and 2013 and officer in the Executive Board, between 2013 and 2016 He has been teaching at several courses about Safety and Health Construction Coordinators promoted by at Ordem dos Engenheiros, Ordem dos Arquitectos and others associations, according to the teaching skills of trainer defined by Institute of Employment and Professional Training (IEFP) High experienced construction professional with a 20 year pedigree in multi-functional, as designer, director of works and works supervision, safety coordinator, procurement contracts and managing projects in all types of building, structural, and civil engineering work associated with plant and equipment installation works for energy, heavy engineering, transport, and several industries. He has been doing occupational health and safety audits according to Portuguese Certification Association (APCER) Auditor Certification He has been organising, mostly in Portugal, seminars and congresses about work safety, about safety in the construction work, at national and international level

Session 3: Everyone has a role to play
Title: “The economic analysis of safety risks in construction”


The goal of this study is to analyze the safety hazards associated with a single construction project and the corresponding economic impacts of risk management and safety. A plan was produced for the project’s building construction’s safety as a consequence of the coordination of systems and harmonization of work between the Project Leader, Safety Co-ordinator, and Contractor.

The Building Construction project is a simulation that is being built in Portugal on a 30,000 m2 area.

The management policy on Prevention, Hygiene and Safety is ensured by the following bodies with respective collaborations:
– General Safety Committee / Prevention and Safety Officer
– Coordination of on-site safety / General Safety Committee (from the point of view of Project Leader / Safety Co-ordinator).

The risk assessment is conducted in a simulated setting and integrated into the work schedule task by task. This provides a history of risk assessment throughout the project. The simulation enables the identification of danger peaks, which will then generate more suggestions for preventative action. These risk-reduction strategies will result in a curve on the risk chart by lowering risk. These include both integrated working safety policy execution and on-site safety measures. We should be conscious that risk can be diminished but is challenging to completely eradicate.
Although the deployment of preventative systems and workplace safety standards comes at a cost, we hope to demonstrate that safety is more cost-effective than a lack of it by attributing prices to risks.