UrbiCAD Health and Safety SMART Solution CAD

From the CAD application which forms part of UrbiCAD Health and Safety SMART Solution it is possible to draw up all the plans necessary to develop the graphics and diagrams for better definition and understanding of the preventative measures defined in the Safety Report, with indication of the technical specifications necessary.

Using the different tools included in the CAD application, it is possible to formalise all the Plans defined below (these plans obviously vary in accordance with the type of work: building work, civil works, etc):

CAD Application

Residential building, industrial building and tertiary building: A wide variety of tools have been included for the implementation of the different plans for building work, collective protection, auxiliary means, machinery and equipment, signage, etc.

All of these are for the purposes of prevention during the different stages of the construction process, such as safety rails, canopies, nets, elevation machinery, work equipment, etc.

Rehabilitation, conservation, maintenance and demolition: The different tools included in the application will also allow you to draw up plans for repair, conservation, maintenance and demolition work, such as seat harnesses, descent equipment, rescue tripods, anti-fall devices and systems, auxiliary means, etc.

Civil works: A wide range of tools has been included in order to implement safety in the different types of civil work (town planning, conduits, bridges, underground work, highways, railways, purifying plants, desalination plants, maritime work).

This includes vertical and horizontal signage for highways, maritime work, railways and air travel, provisional traffic diversions, material storage, workshops and warehouses, shoring and centering. It also allows the positioning of work equipment and machinery, the establishment of routes, work spaces, etc.

General View of the software

  • Building works:
    • Residential building
    • Industrial building
    • Terciary building
  • Rehabilitation works:
    • Rehabilitation
    • Conservation
    • Maintenance
  • Demolition works:
    • Demolition
  • Civil works:
    • Town planning
    • Conduits
    • Bridges
    • Underground work
    • Highways
    • Railways
    • Purifying plants
    • Desalination plants
    • Maritime work

CAD application tree

Below is a list of plans in which the corresponding graphics and diagrams are developed using the CAD application which forms part of UrbiCAD Health and Safety SMART Solution.

1. Location Plan

This plan is normally provided by the architect or engineer responsible for the "Work Project". The aim is to locate the site within the surrounding buildings.

It is not necessary to indicate any safety elements on the plan, unless it is to be subsequently used for the laying out of evacuation routes for accident victims.

The following should be indicated in detail:

  • The north.
  • The name of the streets which border the plot upon which building work is to take place.
  • Number of the plot with regards to the streets.
  • In the case of industrial estates, the name of the industrial estate and the parcel corresponding to the plot must be indicated.
  • Characteristic reference points of the area, in particular those of other works in the surrounding areas.
  • Mark out the plot and make it distinguishable.
  • Mark out the building area and make it distinguishable within the plot.
  • Delimit the width of the streets which border the plot.
  • Delimit the distance of the building area with regards to the borders of the plot.
  • Delimit the sides of the perimeter of the plot.
  • Delimit the sides of the perimeter of the building area of the plot.

The measures to be followed in order to protect public services and/or town planning in the area, such as changes to the layout of electrical grids, telephone networks, traffic signs, traffic lights, etc, shall also be indicated. Likewise, there shall be indication of the protection to be used for trees, bushes and any other urban element.

These plans must also show the areas for the elimination and storage of waste, the storage of hazardous materials, and the location of elevation and fixed machinery.

Those areas which, given their characteristics, may have particular hazards: flooding, collapse, fire, gas leak, explosion, etc, must be indicated in a separate plan.

2. Plan(s) of general organisation of work.

This should indicate the situation of the following elements:

  • Occupation of the pavement and width of streets.
  • Accesses to the site for staff and machinery.
  • Location of public services, such as sewers and gas, electricity and water conducts, etc.
  • Road and safety signage.
  • Location of fixed machinery.
  • Routes for machinery when moved horizontally around the site.
  • Area of influence of the tower crane.
  • Location of the workshops, areas for the storage of palletised materials and/or bulk materials and warehouses.
  • Location of hygiene and well-being facilities and services, site office, etc.
  • Location of the first aid cabinet and fire extinguishers.
  • Pedestrian circulation around the perimeter of the site and protection against falling objects.
  • Location of provisional site facilities (water, electricity, sewers, etc).
  • Signage of the route for accident victims: This is a plan indicating the route to follow in order to transfer accident victims to the closest hospital or hospitals, with possible alternative routes. This plan should also include the telephone numbers of the hospitals.
    The following should be indicated:
    1. Internal evacuation of accident victims.
    2. Evacuation of accident victims from the site to the closest hospital, both for peak times and times when traffic is reduced.
    3. Location of the first aid cabinet on the site.
    4. Location of the "Important Telephone Numbers" poster.
    5. Emergency signage.
    6. Location of the site alarm or acoustic signal emitter.

3. Plans of the different stages of work.

At least the following site plans should be drawn up:

1) Excavation area and discharge from the site.

With indication of the following elements:

  • Ramps, slopes, wide areas.
  • Protection to be used.
  • Pedestrian access to the excavation area.
  • Location of all work involving particular hazards (collapse, explosion, fire, etc).
  • Signage.
  • Delimitation of areas of action of the machinery.

2) Horizontal section plans.

There shall be one for each different floor and phase, indicating:

  • Horizontal shafts.
  • Defence and protection items used.
  • Location of ideal areas for storage.
  • Location of scaffolding.
  • Location of elevation machinery.
  • Location of emergency equipment and means.
  • Signage on each floor.

3) Roof plan.

One for each different roof, indicating:

  • Horizontal shafts on the roof.
  • Defence and protection items used.
  • Location of ideal areas for storage.
  • Location of scaffolding.
  • Location of elevation machinery.

4. Section plan and/or elevation plan of the work.

At least a section plan or elevation plan of the building must be drawn up, showing in detail:

  • Elevation means: elevation machinery, load elevators, etc.
  • Collective protection used, such as vertical safety nets, horizontal safety nets, slab top safety rails, ramps and steps, protection nets, etc.
  • Auxiliary means: scaffolding, platforms for incoming and outgoing materials, etc.
  • Lifelines: Location of anchorings and safety points, lifelines, etc.

5. Location of work involving particular hazards

The plans should show the points and areas where work involving particular hazards is taking place.

6. Standard diagram of the provisional electrical installation on the site.

The plan should be kept with the diagrams corresponding to the electrical installation on the site:

  • Electrical cabinets.
  • General protection panel.
  • Connections.
  • Earth connection, etc.
  • Provisional electrical installation at the site.

7. Layout plans.

The layout plans for at least the following safety elements must be drawn up:

  • Layout of the anchorings for the positioning of protection rail supports: slab top safety rails, steps safety rails, roof safety rails, horizontal shaft safety rails, etc.
  • Layout of attachment or sink rings for support and/or securing of safety net bearers.
  • Layout of horizontal safety net bearers.
  • Anchoring layout for the perimeter roping (vertical and horizontal nets, facade nets, shaft nets, etc.).
  • Layout of the anchor points of the canopies.
  • Scaffolding layout points: European scaffolding, electrical motor scaffolding, etc.
  • Layout points of the load elevator towers, site lift towers, etc.
  • Layout of the attachment points of the lifeline anchorings.
  • Layout of the fixed safety points of the site.

In general, it is necessary to draw up and include layout plans for all collective protections, scaffoldings, etc, as necessary from the point of view of safety.

8. Distribution plan and location of safety elements for subsequent maintenance of the construction.

The plans should envisage and indicate all the elements established in the project for the conservation of the building and for its maintenance and repair over its lifetime, such as safety cables and their anchoring points, access points for monitoring and control, areas set aside for changing rooms and lavatories, location of fire extinguishers, safety signs, protection fencing, safety rails, scaffolding, use of nets, location of points for rubble chutes, etc.

9. Detail plan.

This shall include details of the protection means and auxiliary means, machinery and other elements as required:

  • Safety rails
  • Perimeter nets
  • Scaffolding
  • Tower scaffolding
  • Coverings
  • Canopies
  • Fencing
  • Roof-edge protection
  • Material discharge platform, etc

It is necessary to also include detail plans for site equipment and machinery obstructions, with electrical layouts and grids, safety distances, protection distances, transit passages, provisional lighting, intersections with sewer facilities, drinking water installations, pipelines, gas lines, etc.

Tools included in the application

It is possible to carry out multiple functions using the different tools: these include:

Project Assistant:

The CAD application can be accessed in two ways:

1º. The project assistant, which will guide you with regards to the type of work, the plans necessary to define the applicable safety and, in turn, the elements to be represented for each particular plan, as shown in the image: Once a plan has been selected and the suggestions proposed have been read, a toolbar will open up, allowing us to sequentially implement the proposed safety elements in the plan.

2º. By navigating directly around the explorer tree structure of the application or using the drop-down menus, which give access to the different tools (i.e. directly accessing the element to be placed).

Project assistant

Project Management module

This allows us to manage and administer the different Safety Plans developed with the application for each project.

Here we can keep a project log of developments, but with the particularity that when we select a specific project, we have a list of .DWG files associated to it, and, most importantly: for each DWG file we immediately know the plans of the project.

In other words, the aim is to obtain instant information on any plan of any project, since this will be quickly displayed on screen when accessing.

This is an ideal, quick, straightforward and efficient way of controlling all the documentation of the plans related to health and safety of all the projects developed, even when they are stored on network paths.

Project Management Module


Automatic measurements

Once the collective protections (nets, canopies, safety rails, etc), hygienic services (changing rooms, dining room, lavatories), specific individual protection equipment (lifelines, anti-fall devices, descent equipment, etc), site fencing, etc, have been implemented in the different plans, we can carry out the automatic measurement of these items.

Layout Plans

s established in the Technical Guide, we can automatically and directly obtain all the layout plans for the anchorings of these safety and protection elements:

  • Layout of vertical safety net bearers and layout of perimeter roping anchoring points for the attachment of the safety net.
  • Horizontal and vertical safety net bearer anchoring points.
  • Layout of the anchoring of the bearers of the canopies.
  • Layout of the safety rail stanchions.
  • Layout of anchorings for perimeter roping.
  • Layout of facade scaffolding anchorings, motorised or electrical motor scaffolding, etc.
  • Layout of anchorings and fixed points for lifelines.
  • etc.

However, apart from the layout plan with its respective levels (which are simultaneously positioned with the graphic representation of the element), it allows the obtaining of tacheometry reports on paper (tacheometry book), or can even generate an electronic file of layout data through a complete new generation station.

It's so easy: You generate an electronic data file to take complete to your station (Lekia, Nokia, etc...) using a disc, USB port, serial port, Bluetooth, infrared, etc. The station reads and interprets the file, automatically positions itself and the laser directly indicates on the floor the location point for the element to be laid out (bearers, stanchions, lifelines, etc...). You simply need to indicate it, and the station will continue automatically with the next point. In accordance with the type of work, this may be the most appropriate method to lay out the position of many elements on the site, as in this manner we can lay out: fencing, access to the site, ramps, signage, excavation areas, location of workshops and warehouses, location of hygiene and well-being services, location of storage areas and areas of circulation, provisional traffic diversions, etc.


Layout Plans
Individual protection equipment

Automation in the inclusion of individual protection equipment

In order to graphically represent on the plans the vertical and horizontal lines, anti-fall systems and devices, seat harnesses, etc.

Automation in the positioning of collective protection

From the different orders included in this CAD application, the positioning of all types of collective protection is automated in any of the views (elevation, horizontal section and/or profile), such as canopies, safety rails (over 15 different types), vertical safety nets, horizontal safety nets, fencing, site accesses, canopies, horizontal and/or vertical shaft protection, metal meshes, etc.

This always includes the most advanced models and the latest innovations in the catalogues as presented by manufacturers.

The collective protections are always positioned automatically at the perimeter, designating the required points, and with the possibility of being able to select simultaneous delimitation of the layout of the anchorings.

Automation in the positioning of auxiliary means

As above, the positioning of hundreds of auxiliary means is automated: European scaffolding, hanging scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, counterweight scaffolding, mobile scaffolding, tower scaffolding, ladders, shoring, studs, centerings, formwork, travelling formwork, etc.

Machinery and equipment

Including all the machinery both for building work and civil work (bridges, tunnels, railways, maritime work, etc), thus including machinery for elevation, earth movement, compacting and asphalting, public work, etc. A total of 500 machines and work equipment, fully prepared for positioning.

Workshops, warehouses, storage, etc.

Allows the location of spaces for the organisation on site of workshops and warehouses, such as workshops for steel fixing, formwork, palletised material storage, bulk material storage, etc.


Includes a variety of horizontal and vertical signs, along with provisional paintwork for public works, provisional traffic diversions, etc.

Prior operations

Allows the automated positioning of fencing, accesses to the site, lighting, provisional facilities, hygiene services, etc, totalling over 1000 orders which facilitate the implementation in the plans of collective protections, machinery and equipment, auxiliary means, etc, whilst including, logically, over 400 Health and Safety details, duly structured by subject.

Positioning of collective protection

Work elements


Prior operations

AutoCAD/ Architectural Desktop/ AutoCAD Map Version: 2000 a 2020 Operative 100%
AutoCAD-LT Version: 2000 a 2020 Operative with restrictions

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