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Development of a practical guide to safety leadership : industry-based applications

Biggs, Herbert C., Dingsdag, Donald P. , & Roos, Colette R. (2008) Development of a practical guide to safety leadership : industry-based applications. In Brown, Kerry A., Hampson, Keith D., Brandon, Peter S., & Pillay, Janet (Eds.) Clients Driving Construction Innovation : Benefiting from Innovation. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 154-158.

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    Abstract

    It is widely accepted that creating and maintaining a safety culture in an organisation can lead to improved safety performance (Wu, Chen & Li, 2007). Recent investigations into construction site safety culture (Biggs et al., 2006, Dingsdag et al., 2006) have provided a means through which the industry could address the issue of improving safety culture. This chapter reports on a project to continue development of the Construction Safety Competency Framework, which identified safety management tasks, safety critical positions and skills, knowledge and behaviours required to create a safety culture. The current project formulated comprehensive implementation guides covering the 39 Safety Management Tasks and the safety critical positions identified in the Competency Framework. Developmental issues, industry liaison processes, and stakeholder ownership issues are discussed as well as future implications for skill acquisition of safety critical tasks and recruitment and professional development concerns. The anticipated outcomes have the potential to enhance current safety skill and behaviour acquisitions in both 1st tier and 2nd tier construction companies.

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    ID Code: 16938
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Implementation, Safety, Culture, Behaviour, Construction, Leadership, Guide
    ISBN: 9781741071566
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
    Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 CRC for Construction Innovation
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2008 15:33
    Last Modified: 08 Oct 2011 11:19

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