A Construction Safety Competency Framework
A significant barrier to further improvements in OH&S performance within the construction industry is the effective management of a sub-contracting workforce that regularly shifts between projects and companies. This workforce movement makes it very difficult for any one company to have an impact on the culture, behaviours and attitudes of this workforce.
Construction Innovation's Construction Site Safety Culture project has developed a competency framework intended to provide a consistent basis for the industry to begin to improve the capability of key head-contractor staff to drive safety improvements and a positive safety culture.
A Construction Safety Competency Frameworkwasproduced by project team members Dr Herbert Biggs and Vaughn Sheahan - Queensland University of Technology, Dr Don Dingsdag - University of Western Sydney, Wayne Artuso - Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, Dean Cipolla - John Holland Group and Linda Sokolich and Danny Potocki - Bovis Lend Lease. The report is a culmination of two years of intensive research across the Australian construction industry and as a result of significant input from industry stakeholders.
The research findings were launched
by Kevin Andrews, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations in Melbourne on 22 September