Safer construction: The development of a guide to best practice

Lingard, H, Blismas, N, Wakefield, R, Jellie, D and Fleming, T 2008, 'Safer construction: The development of a guide to best practice', in Kerry Brown, Carole Green, Jason Thomas, Amy Piekkala-Fietcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, Gold Coast, Australia, 12-14 March 2008, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Safer construction: The development of a guide to best practice
Author(s) Lingard, H
Blismas, N
Wakefield, R
Jellie, D
Fleming, T
Year 2008
Conference name Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 12-14 March 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation
Editor(s) Kerry Brown, Carole Green, Jason Thomas, Amy Piekkala-Fietcher
Publisher CRC for Construction Innovation
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract In Australia, an average 49 building and construction workers have been killed at work each year since 1997-98. Building/construction workers are more than twice as likely to be killed at work, than the average worker in all Australian industries. The `Safer Construction' project, funded by the CRC-Construction Innovation and led by a task force comprising representatives of construction clients, designers and constructors, developed a Guide to Best Practice for Safer Construction. The Guide, which was informed by research undertaken at RMIT University, Queensland University of Technology and Curtin University, establishes broad principles for the improvement of safety in the industry and provides a `roadmap' for improvement based upon lifecycle stages of a building/construction project. Within each project stage, best practices for the management of safety are identified. Each best practice is defined in terms of the recommended action, its key benefits, desirable outcomes, performance measures and leadership. `Safer Construction' practices are identified from the planning to commissioning stages of a project. The `Safer Construction' project represents the first time that key stakeholder groups in the Australian building/construction industry have worked together to articulate best practice and establish an appropriate basis for allocating (and sharing) responsibility for project safety performance.
Subjects Building not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Occupational health and safety
Guide to Best Practice
Client
Designer
Constructor
ISBN 9781741071566
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