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Achieving safety and compliance on a residential construction site – again and again.

safety residential construction site

A medium size construction company developed a safety management program designed to achieve compliance and good outcomes on any future project.

Client challenge

To ensure compliance with safety legislation while maintaining profitability and efficiency on every project.
  • Lack of a documented safety management program and evidence of safety activities.

  • Tight margins requiring efficiency on every project.

  • High level of contractors on site, leading to high reliance on site foremen for site coordination.

Risk Strategies solution

  • Reviewed existing processes by interviewing stakeholders to understand their priorities, needs and preferred outcomes;

  • Documented a site Safety Coordination Plan designed to be implemented in line with project management tools with relevant checklists, forms, tools and guidelines that can be used for any new project;

  • Provided coaching and training to team members about steps of safety coordination plan, how to use the provided tools and the importance of records;

  • Audited plan implementation at 3 sites, providing further training and support to foremen.

Impact on client’s business

  • Compliance with safety legislation (no adverse findings during WorkSafe inspections).

  • Improved safety performance – 100% improvement in workplace inspections and safety records.

  • Foremen complementary of the streamlined processes

  • System that can be replicated to any future project.


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