Uptake of an OHS code of practice by construction firms : barriers and enablers in an Australian industry
Charles, Michael B., Furneaux, Craig, Pillay, Janet, Thorpe, David, Castillo, Cinthya Paredes, & Brown, Kerry (2007) Uptake of an OHS code of practice by construction firms : barriers and enablers in an Australian industry. In CIB2007 – World Building Congress, 2007, unkown.
The Australian construction industry, reflecting a global trend, is moving towards the implementation of a voluntary code of practice (hereafter VCP) for occupational health and safety. The evidence suggests that highlyvisible clients and project management firms, in addition to their subcontractors, look set to embrace such a code. However, smaller firms not operating in high-profile contracting regimes may prove reticent to adopt a VCP. This paper incorporates qualitative data from a high-profile research project commissioned by Engineers Australia and supported by the Australian Contractors’ Association, Property Council of Australia, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Association of Consulting Engineers Australia, Australian Procurement and Construction Council, Master Builders Australia and the Australian CRC for Construction Innovation. The paper aims to understand the factors that facilitate or prevent the uptake of the VCP by smaller firms, together with pathways to the adoption of a VCP by industry.
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|Keywords:||CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2005-027-A : Safer Construction|
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