Triple Wins: Work Hour Cultures for Health, Wellbeing and Gender Equality in Construction

Summary

This project explored the ways in which modified work hour strategies can address industry-wide issues in construction. The construction industry faces significant problems which impact on its ability to sustainably and productively deliver the pipeline of work and attract and a retain a healthy and well workforce. This project produced a rapid review which assesses these problems and evaluates work hour interventions that have been trialled in the construction industry and other industries.

The project primarily focused on three key issues: long/inflexible work hours, gender diversity and poor health and wellbeing in the construction industry workforce. Although further research is required, this review puts forward the position that a triple win on all three issues may be achieved through focusing on work hours alone.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Andrew Nette
  • James Harley
  • Payam Pirzadeh
  • Amelia Yazidjoglou (Australian National University)
  • Lyndall Strazdins (Australian National University)
  • Ginny M Sargent (Australian National University)

Partners

  • Construction Industry Leadership Forum

Publications

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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.