31 July 2014

Featured project: The influence of clients in driving construction safety practices

This research project will evaluate the effectiveness of clients in improving work health and safety performance in the projects they procure.

Construction workers

Sponsor: Australian Research Council - Linkage Project Scheme

Project partners: Port of Melbourne Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

Research timeframe: 2014- 2016

This research project will evaluate the effectiveness of clients in improving work health and safety performance in the projects they procure. 

Through the project research partners, Centre researchers will investigate and identify client actions which can have a positive impact on work health and safety.  Data collection at three major project sites commenced this month.

The project will identify and help embed positive WHS management practices throughout the procurement and project delivery phases of construction projects.