Guide for best practice in safety leadership

Thursday, 10 July, 2008

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, with support of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, has produced a new safety guide to improve safety on construction sites by providing a consistent, national approach to implementing safety leadership in large and small organisations.

‘A Practical Guide to Safety Leadership’ has been developed as a step-by-step tool to implement the Construction Safety Competency Framework. The original framework, developed by a national industry, government and research CRC team, promotes a consistent approach to improve OHS competency for key safety positions by outlining ‘who does what’ and the competencies required to equip staff responsible for safety leadership in their organisations to perform these tasks.

The guide outlines information on safety-critical positions and safety management tasks required to achieve a positive safety culture. This includes practical information and case-study examples for companies to implement the framework on a step-by-step basis, including a checklist of steps that can be followed so that companies can customise the framework to meet individual organisational needs. The guide contains case studies from small and large organisations that have customised the Construction Safety Competency Framework within their organisations.

Included in the guide is an implementation checklist along with the tools and information required for companies to similarly customise the competency framework to suit their organisational needs.

The guide can be downloaded free from www.construction-innovations.info.

 

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