The centre could be modelled around Aberdeen University's post of Chair of Safety Engineering, currently held by Professor Michael Baker, which is geared towards the oil and off-shore industry.
The report suggests that the centre should be, 'Supported by a Steering Group (industrial panel) drawn from across industry (e.g. HSE, CIRIA, CIC, CC, CCG) as means of providing guidance and reinforcement of the academia/industry sectors.'
There are three models to explore:
1a - to fund a course, for example an MSc at an existing University. Cost - £50,000.
1b - to fund a five-year 'chair', tasked with developing the MSc, liaise with other centres and develop teaching materials. Cost - £375,000 over five years.
2 - to establish a new centre, including a Chair of Construction Safety. Cost - £525,000 over five years.
The report shows that some costs could be offset by sponsorship through industry or overnment.