This project evaluates the role of participants in shaping work health and safety outcomes in the design of buildings and other structures.
Grants and funding: Subcontracted to Virginia Tech USA
The research provides greater understanding to develop realistic and appropriate guidelines for implementing WHS in design in the construction industry. The guidelines should reflect the nature of design, the roles of multiple professional and technical contributors and the relationships between them.
The benefits of research will be:
- a greater understanding of how WHS is currently integrated into design decisions in construction projects, including the identification of critical decision points, interfaces and information exchanges
- the development of strategies for embedding WHS into design decision processes in a way that realistically reflects the role and ability of each contributor/stakeholder to influence OHS outcomes
- achieve design WHS policy and practice that reflects the inherent complexity of design work in the construction industry.
Download the information sheets:
Wakefield, Lingard, Blismas and Cooke.