Partners

Construction Work Health and Safety Research @ RMIT has strong links with Australian and international researchers as well as affiliations with industry partners, commercial organisations and government bodies.

We actively collaborate with public sector construction clients, government agencies, construction contracting organisations, design firms, regulators and professional bodies.

International research linkages

CWHSR @ RMIT is part of an international network of researchers based at universities in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. Through collaboration with international research partners, knowledge is disseminated internationally and best practice transferred between continents and countries.

Our researchers collaborate with researchers from the Center for Occupational Safety and Health (USA) and the European Construction Institute (UK). Our researchers also participate actively in the International Council for Research and Innovation in the Building and Construction (CIB) W099 Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction.

The Regional Rail Link and Major Transport Infrastructure Program’s adoption of RMIT’s formative work reflects a true Research-to-Practice environment and has helped the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority to achieve its safety vision ‘To provide a safe workplace, prevent harm, care for everyone affected by our projects, and deliver transport infrastructure projects that achieve world class construction safety performance’. - Corey Hannett (Director General of Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)
Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard, Corey Hannett (Director General of Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority) and Prof. Ron Wakefield at the launch of ‘Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management’ in November 2019. Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard, Corey Hannett (Director General of Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority) and Prof. Ron Wakefield at the launch of ‘Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management’ in November 2019.
Pictured (l to r): Dr David Oswald, Assoc. Prof. Michelle Turner, Prof. Nick Blismas, Dr Payam Pirzadeh, Dr Rita Zhang, Corey Hannett (Director General of Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority), Prof. Ron Wakefield and Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard at the book launch. Pictured (l to r): Dr David Oswald, Assoc. Prof. Michelle Turner, Prof. Nick Blismas, Dr Payam Pirzadeh, Dr Rita Zhang, Corey Hannett (Director General of Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority), Prof. Ron Wakefield and Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard at the book launch.
The Australian Constructors Association released reports on safety in design and health and safety culture on 7 August 2014. Pictured (l-r): David Saxelby (ACA Vice President, Chief Executive of Lendlease Construction and Infrastructure Australia), Murray Coleman (Chair, ACA Board Safety Committee, Managing Director of Lendlease Building), Senator Eric Abetz (Leader of the Government in The Senate, Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service), Prof. Ron Wakefield (RMIT), Prof. Nick Blismas (RMIT), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT). The Australian Constructors Association released reports on safety in design and health and safety culture on 7 August 2014. Pictured (l-r): David Saxelby (ACA Vice President, Chief Executive of Lendlease Construction and Infrastructure Australia), Murray Coleman (Chair, ACA Board Safety Committee, Managing Director of Lendlease Building), Senator Eric Abetz (Leader of the Government in The Senate, Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service), Prof. Ron Wakefield (RMIT), Prof. Nick Blismas (RMIT), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT).
Senator Eric Abetz launches the reports on safety in design and health and safety culture at the ACA event on 7 August 2014 Senator Eric Abetz launches the reports on safety in design and health and safety culture at the ACA event on 7 August 2014
Pictured (l-r): Kevin Devlin (Level Crossing Removal Authority), Prof. Andrew Dainty (Loughborough University), Prof. Ron Wakefield (RMIT), Prof. Paul Gough (RMIT), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT), Corey Hannett (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority), Evan Tattersall (Melbourne Metro Rail Authority), Prof. Alistair Gibb (Loughborough University), Joanne Stephenson (Major Transport Infrastructure Program Board Member), Alan Garner (Level Crossing Removal Authority) and Peter Wilkinson (Melbourne Metro Rail Authority) attend a World-Leading Infrastructure Safety Research Workshop on 8 November 2016.
Pictured: Prof. Alistair Gibb (Loughborough University), Belinda Anson (RMIT), Prof. Paul Gough (RMIT), Prof. Andrew Dainty (Loughborough University), Dr James Harley (RMIT) and Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT) attend a World-Leading Infrastructure Safety Research Workshop on 8 November 2016.
Pictured from left to right: Dist. Professor Helen Lingard (RMIT University), Professor Lyndall Strazdins (Australian National University), David Solomon (Master Builders Association), The Hon. Matt Kean MP, Skye Buatava (Centre for Work Health and Safety) and Peter Dunphy (SafeWork NSW).
RMIT partners with Civil Contractors Federation (Victorian Branch) in the evaluation of a Civil Skills Cadetship program. Pictured (l-r): Jake Birch (Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving), Rob Garrard (CCF), Malcolm Le Lievre (Brilliant Fit),  Faye Doherty (CCF), John Kilgour (CCF), Christine Couzens (MP Geelong), Barry Smith (Lendlease), Ross Kelly (William Adams),  David Broadhurst (CodeSafe), Keelie Hamilton (The Gordon Institute), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT), Lisa Line (The Gordon Institute). RMIT partners with Civil Contractors Federation (Victorian Branch) in the evaluation of a Civil Skills Cadetship program. Pictured (l-r): Jake Birch (Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving), Rob Garrard (CCF), Malcolm Le Lievre (Brilliant Fit), Faye Doherty (CCF), John Kilgour (CCF), Christine Couzens (MP Geelong), Barry Smith (Lendlease), Ross Kelly (William Adams), David Broadhurst (CodeSafe), Keelie Hamilton (The Gordon Institute), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT), Lisa Line (The Gordon Institute).
Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard presented alongside industry representatives and the WorkSafe Tasmania Inspectorate at the Better Work Tasmania networking session on 29 June 2016. Pictured (l to r): Paul Kitchener (WorkSafe Tasmania), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT), Glen Sutton, Pamela Atkinson (WorkSafe Tasmania) and Julian Proud (Hansen Yuncken). Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard presented alongside industry representatives and the WorkSafe Tasmania Inspectorate at the Better Work Tasmania networking session on 29 June 2016. Pictured (l to r): Paul Kitchener (WorkSafe Tasmania), Dist. Prof. Helen Lingard (RMIT), Glen Sutton, Pamela Atkinson (WorkSafe Tasmania) and Julian Proud (Hansen Yuncken).
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer