From finger pointing to life saving: Defining professional responsibility for health and safety in construction design

Summary

This project examined the complexity of construction design and practical challenges associated with identifying a single point of responsibility for safety in design decision-making.

The research provided evidence that can inform the effective regulation of occupational health and safety in socially and technologically complex situations in which decision-making is iterative, adaptive and professionally and organisationally distributed.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Paolo Tombesi
  • Nick Blismas
  • Blair Gardiner

Partners

  • ARC Discovery Project

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.