Multiplex has been leading in developing a strategic approach to securing effective health and safety risk management throughout the construction process.
Traditionally, the industry has relied on accident investigations (usually following a major incident), carried out by health and safety specialists, to identify what went wrong and what can be done to prevent a reoccurrence. Lessons learned can be hard-hitting and valuable for those involved, but can have a short-lived impact within the wider organisation and beyond.
Many construction professionals, including those in senior, decision-making roles have little, if any, knowledge of accident causation theory which, in any case, has limited application in the complex construction process found on major projects.
As part of a wider Safety Culture Gap Management Strategy, Multiplex has devised a proactive approach, instigating a series of ‘mock fatality’ investigations, based on real life near misses previously reported on Multiplex projects, to test and identify strengths and weaknesses in the risk management philosophy and systems in operation at the time of the incident.
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