Construction Induction Training: How Effective for the Housing and Civil Construction Industries in WA?ECU Publications 2011
Document TypeConference Proceeding
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
FacultyFaculty of Business and Law
SchoolSchool of Management / Centre for Innovative Practice
AbstractIntroducing practices to reduce the number of work-related injuries in the construction industry is a continual challenge, specifically in WA where the industry is adapting to the additional pressures of a second development boom this century. In 2006, Worksafe WA responded by introducing mandatory certification in safety awareness training for all employees, before they could begin work on a construction site. This paper reviews the impact of this training on the housing and civil sectors of the industry. It presents both the perceptions of the stakeholders from their survey responses and from the analyses the lost time injury/disease statistics. These interim findings indicate the training initiative has made a difference. Many respondents reported they believed their workplaces are safer.
Citation InformationSusanne Bahn and Llandis Barratt-Pugh. "Construction Induction Training: How Effective for the Housing and Civil Construction Industries in WA?" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susanne_bahn/17/