Model Clients – Five booklets to support the development of Model Clients in Australian Government Agencies

Summary

It is recognised that clients can influence occupational health and safety in the construction projects they procure. The research identified principles and practices through which clients can embed occupational health and safety into the procurement and management of construction projects.

Five booklets were produced to document a management process through which clients can positively influence occupational health and safety in the planning, procurement design, delivery and completion of construction projects. This ‘Model Client’ process has been implemented in major transport infrastructure construction projects in Victoria.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Nick Blismas
  • Tracy-Lee Cooke

Partners

  • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Testimonial

… (The Model Client Framework) is a key part of the Australian Government’s strategy to improve OHS performance in the building and construction industry.” [Federal Safety Commissioner’s 2006-07 Progress Report, p. 20]

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

  • LINGARD, H., BLISMAS, N., COOKE, T. & COOPER, H., (2009), The model client framework: Resources to help Australian Government agencies to promote safe construction. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2: pp. 131-140.
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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.

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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.