Charles, Michael and Furneaux, Craig and Pillay, Janet and Thorpe, David and Parades Castello, Cynthya and Brown, Kerry (2007) Uptake of an OHS Code of Practice by Australian construction firms. In: CIB World Building Congress 2007: Construction for Development, 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.
[Abstract]: The Australian construction industry is moving towards the implementation of a voluntary code of practice (VCP) for occupational health and safety (OHS). The evidence suggests that highly-visible clients and project management firms, in addition to their subcontractors, will embrace such a code, while smaller firms not operating in high-profile contracting regimes may prove reticent. This paper incorporates qualitative data from a research project commissioned by Engineers Australia and supported by the Australian Contractors' Association, Property Council of Australia, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Procurement and Construction Council, Master Builders Australia and the Australian CRC for Construction Innovation. The paper aims to understand the factors that facilitate or prevent the uptake of the proposed VCP by smaller firms, together with pathways to adoption.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||No evidence of copyright restrictions.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||occupational health and safety, codes of practice, SMEs, Australia, Australian, construction industries|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology
310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building > 310200 Building > 310202 Building Construction Management
360000 Policy and Political Science > 360200 Policy and Administration
|Depositing User:||Dr David Thorpe|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:20|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:49|
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