When a leading University continued to operate “business as usual” during its major infrastructure upgrades, it was critical that the safety of students, staff and visitors was not placed at increased risk.
This was a challenging project, particularly due to the fact that the university continued to operate throughout the duration of the work. Working within a live, busy environment presented enormous challenges in terms of health and safety, environmental issues, minimising noise and disruption to staff and students.
Risk Strategies solution
Engaged as expert advisors to the project team, Risk Strategies:
Developed monitored and reviewed the Project Safety Plan, updating as the conditions and working arrangements changed. This included:
- Clearly defined accountabilities and responsibilities
- Risk Management Strategy
- Contractor Management Strategy
- Consultation and Reporting arrangements
- Unique Emergency Arrangements
Reviewed contractor documents prior to approval to commence work.
Implemented a ‘Spot Check’ contractor site inspection program, checking contractor compliance with SWMS and standards.
Audits of Contractor management systems and Site Safety Plans against legislative and university requirements.
Formed a close working relationship with the project team, delivering specific advice and support, sometimes at short notice.